Weekend Meeting In Northern Wisconsin Allows People To Speak On Mining Proposals

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:49 am

Wisconsin lawmakers held a public listening session in Ashland on Saturday to allow the people of northern Wisconsin to speak on mining legislation that is making it’s way through the state legislature.

At least 200 people attended the hearing at the AmericInn, and more than 10 state lawmakers from all over the state were there to listen.

Northern lawmakers, Sen. Bob Jauch of Poplar and Rep. Janet Bewley of Ashland organized the listening session because they were concerned the north wasn’t getting a voice on the mining legislation. A previous meeting had been held in Madison. This time around, every person wanting to speak was offered the podium and no time limits were enforced.

WDIO reports that five people signed up to testifty in favor of the mining legislation, 60 others asked to speak in opposition.

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