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March 6, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact Representative Jim Steineke (608) 266-2418
Senate Democrats Eradicate Wisconsin Jobs Possibility
Madison: Senate Democrats successfully defeated Senate Bill 488, better known as the
Mining Bill today by a 17-16 vote. Representative Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) issued the
following statement:
“This bill had the potential to bring hundreds of union jobs to an area that has been
devastated by the loss of manufacturing and construction jobs and potentially thousands
of jobs statewide. It is disappointing that the Senate Democrats would put partisan
politics ahead of the Wisconsin people” Steineke said. “These union jobs would have
boosted Wisconsin’s economy, not only in northern Wisconsin but throughout the state.
Today I think we have seen the end of the Democrats credibility on the jobs issue in