Governor Scott Walker made a stop in north central Wisconsin yesterday afternoon as he continues a push to streamline mining.
The Governor stopped by L&S Electric Inc. in Schofield to promote his ideas. The Republican lead legislature is expected to re-introduce a mining bill when it begins its next session.
They want to streamline the mining process, which they say would create jobs. Walker said yesterday, that it not only creates jobs in mining but would also add jobs at places like L&S that can supply equipment used in mining.
Opponents of changing current mining legislation say the application easing could potentially harm the environment. Walker feels that a bill can be passed that simplifies the process while still maintaining protection for the environment.
Several area legislators from both sides of the aisle were also in attendance at yesterday’s event. In addition to the stop in the Wausau Area, Walker also made appearances in Green Bay and Milwaukee to discuss mining and jobs.