Wis. Assembly Gears up for Mining Fight

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Assembly Republicans are preparing for what promises to be the last, brutal debate on their divisive mining bill this week.

Debate lasted nearly nine hours in the state Senate last week. That doesn't bode well for Assembly Republicans who hope to pass the mining bill quickly. Two years ago minority Democrats used a 61-hour filibuster to delay the body's vote on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining changes. They despise the mining bill, too, which almost certainly will translate to a long day.

Republican leaders plan to start the debate Thursday at 9 a.m., an almost unheard-of start time. They want to confine as much of the proceedings as possible to daylight hours.

Approval would send the bill on to Walker for his signature.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 194825741 - wsaw.com/a?a=194825741