MADISON - Republican leaders in the state Assembly say they'll probably vote on a contentious mining bill during the first week in March.
A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says leaders are aiming for March 6th.
The Legislature's budget committee is set to vote on the bill on Monday.
Approval would clear the way for full votes in both the state Senate and Assembly.
The Senate is expected to take up the bill on Wednesday.
Passage is all but certain. The GOP controls both houses and Republican Gov. Scott Walker backs the bill.
The proposal is designed to clear the regulatory path for a huge iron mine near Lake Superior. Democrats and conservationists say the bill will open the door to pollution that would ruin the pristine area.
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RHINELANDER - Usually when we think of people fighting world hunger, collecting food donations and other community service events come to mind. But a group of kids from Rhinelander are fighting world hunger a different way.
On Sunday, 14 people, including kids in grades five through 12 and some of their parents, set out on a weeklong 250 mile bike ride to raise money. They're all part of Rhinelander's Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tammy Barthels says this is a great way for kids to learn about world hunger.
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