MADISON, Wis. – State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) released the following statement upon the passage of Assembly Bill 499, the Mining for America Act, in the State Assembly:

“I am pleased the Wisconsin State Assembly has recognized the great economic opportunity mining can provide for northern Wisconsin. The State Assembly has taken the first step toward an economic rejuvenation that will bring family supporting jobs back to our rural communities.

“I would like to thank my co-author, Representative Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield), and Assembly Leadership for their hard work and leadership on this bill. I am looking forward to the State Senate taking up the Mining for America Act on Tuesday.”

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