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Money & Politics Blog: Sen. Schultz expects better mining bill

Two days after the Nov. 6 election in which Republicans retained dominion in the state Assembly and regained control of the Senate, a GOP assemblyman interviewed in the state Capitol press room identified Job No. 1: “We bring a mining bill that Dale Schultz can’t stand in the way of.”

Welcome to the smash-mouth world of Wisconsin politics. Schultz, R-Richland Center, a 30-year veteran lawmaker who not long ago served as the Senate majority leader, is seen by some as an obstacle to be bypassed on the way to revamping the state’s mining laws. Read more

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Key Companies

CompanyContributedRelated bill positions
League of Conservation Voters$05
NextEra Energy$00

Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/DistrictRelated bills sponsored
Lena Taylor[D-WI]92
Dale Schultz[R-WI]88
Dave Hansen[D-WI]68
AssemblymembersParty/DistrictRelated bills sponsored
Ed Brooks[R-WI]80
Alvin Ott[R-WI]79
Terese Berceau[D-WI]77
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2009 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.