Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Jobs Session

We have finally gotten to a jobs bill in the legislative jobs session. This would be the rewrite of mining laws except that it isn't. This rewrite applies to only iron mines of which there is one. This is similar to the legislature rewriting wetland rules for one company. I keep hearing that companies need certainty in regulations otherwise they will go somewhere else where there is certainty. How exactly does having to go to the legislature to have the rules changed for your business produce certainty other than to make it certain that you need donate and lobby to the legislature? This is crazy and kind of makes Wisconsin look like a banana republic.

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