Republicans To Unveil Changes To Wis. Mining Bill
Under the Democrats' bill, 70 percent of tax revenue on iron sales would go to local government, with the remaining 30 percent earmarked for loans and grants to businesses within 100 miles of the mine. In the Republican proposal, 60 percent of tax revenue on iron sales would go to local governments near the mine, with 40 percent going toward loans and grants for businesses.
The Democrats would continue to allow public challenges to be filed during the process, while the Republican bill would bar challenges until after the DNR makes its decision.
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