Wisconsin’s “election clock” is wound a bit differently this year, and it could dash any hopes for further consideration of a mining bill.
Between the recalls and an earlier start to the Legislative primary season, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry says lawmakers are starting to think more about reaching out to voters than returning to the Capitol.
AUDIO: Todd Berry (:16)
Wisconsin’s fall primary, which had been in September traditionally, is now in August. That moves the entire election process up and candidates for the state Legislature can start circulating nomination papers on April 15th. Berry says that makes a special session on mining less likely since lawmakers will want to be out on the campaign trail.
John Colbert, WIBA