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Assembly Republicans oppose latest mining proposal

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Assembly Republican leaders oppose a new mining proposal its bipartisan backers say represents a compromise that can pass the Legislature.

The Republican leaders issued a joint statement Tuesday in opposition to the plan put forward by one Republican and one Democratic state senator.

The statement by Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, Majority Leader Scott Suder and budget committee co-chair Robin Vos says they oppose the new proposal because it largely contains ideas the Assembly has already voted against.

The three leaders say Assembly Republicans are open to working with the Senate on a compromise that will ensure the future of mining in Wisconsin.

A spokesman for Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald declined comment on the latest proposal.

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