Governor Walker thanked lawmakers for their extensive work in reviewing and passing Senate Bill 1, relating to mining in Wisconsin.
"On behalf of the unemployed skilled workers in our state who will benefit from the thousands of mining-related jobs over the next few years, I say thank you for passing a way to streamline the process for safe and environmentally sound mining in Wisconsin." Governor Walker said.
The Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 58-39.
The Senate voted to pass the bill last week. It now heads to Governor Walker's desk for his signature.