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Job-Creating Law Strongly Supported by AFP-WI Activists

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin applauded Governor Scott Walker today for signing the Mining for America Act into law, repealing the Badger State’s long-standing moratorium on mining. The law also modernizes several outdated regulations that have beleaguered the state’s once-vibrant mining industry. AFP-Wisconsin mobilized its base of over 130,000 grassroots activists this year to contact their elected officials and encourage them to support the Mining for America Act.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

“With his signature, Governor Walker has delivered an early Christmas present to the working men and women of Northern Wisconsin. This law will begin to bring back the good-paying, family-sustaining, blue-collar jobs that once supported the local economy and communities in the Northern part of our state. We also thank Senator Tom Tiffany and Rep. Rob Hutton for ensuring that Northern Wisconsin can again safely and responsibly develop its natural resources.”


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Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit


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