MADISON, Wis. -- Major protests against Assembly Bill 426, the newly proposed Wisconsin mining bill, will take place in Madison, Wis., this week. Some meetings will be accessible through live streaming on the Internet and on TV.
NOTICE OF HEARING: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 -- Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business Executive Session, 412 East State Capitol in Madison: Assembly Bill 426, relating to regulation of ferrous metallic mining and waiving many current laws and regulations. The committee will be discussing and voting on amendments and voting to pass the bill on to the full Assembly on Thursday.
NOTICE OF LIVESTREAM: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 -- People's State of the State Hearing Wednesday, 2nd Floor - North Hearing Room: public invited to testify about their views on the State of the State. If you have testified about any bill introduced under the Walker regime, please come and share your testimony and your concerns about the direction that state government is taking. The hearing will be livestreamed by www.indiancountrytv.com.
BURY THE MINING BILL PROTEST RALLY: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 -- State Street / Capitol Square -- Protest Assembly Bill 426, "The Mining Bill," and Wetlands Deregulation Bill -- Assembly Bill 463. These bills will deregulate environmental protections and give immunity to mining operations. The bills are also in direct violation of the treaty rights of the tribes whose resources they affect.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the Assembly Chambers: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 -- Admission to Assembly Gallery by invitation only, but the Capitol rotunda will be open.
NOTICE OF EVENT: The People's Tribunal of AB-426, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012: (testimonials, complaints, alternative job growth suggestions), North Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, and Assembly Floor Vote AB-426 (Watch). The People's Tribunal will be an open Citizens' Mining Hearing taking citizen petitions and testimony on AB-426 and providing legislative organizing skills, training and actions suggestions to citizens and providing an opportunity for those to speak on the Mining Bill as now proposed. If you, or an organization would like to provide support, endorse the event or testify at the People's Hearing please contact Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Events will be broadcast live on Indian Country TV.