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March 30, 2012 Email from Bob Jauch - Meeting with Senator Dale Schultz and Governor Scott Walker praising Tim Sullivan as the man for the job. "All of us agree that Tim Sullivan, the chair of the Wisconsin Mining Association, would be a very credible individual who could facilitate the dialogue."
March 30, 2012 Jauch Press Release "We agree that the review should focus on ways to improve the predictability and certainty of the regulatory process."
"The goal is to shake up a system that fails to educate and train Wisconsinites in sufficient numbers."
"Sullivan said he's worked nearly full time without pay as a special consultant to the governor, with wide latitude to drive change in multiple state government departments. Sullivan plans to issue recommendations in 90 to 120 days."
Sullivan has chaired the Governor's Council on Workforce Investment for the past four years, a position he took under former Gov. Jim Doyle.
Closer to home, David Bretting, a board member of the Wisconsin Mining Association and owner of Bretting Manufacturing, expressed support for the effort.
December 8, 2011 Tim Sullivan legislation that would have allowed mining in the Penokees
“We are absolutely delighted that a bill has been introduced, and that we can now finally begin an informed conversation about the need for, and nature of, ferrous mining legislation that will allow our state and our workers to compete effectively for jobs and investment dollars,” Sullivan said.”
June 6, 2011 Tim Sullivan describes GTac's mine as (Public TV Transcript)
"digging a ditch, taking the iron ore, filling the ditch in. That’s as simple as what it is."
May 17, 2011 Roll Call Wisconsin Businessman Tim Sullivan leaving open his options to run for a Senate run...Wisconsin businessman Tim Sullivan is leaving his options open for a Senate run, including which party banner he’d run under. After businessman Ron Johnson (R) burst onto the political scene last year to knock off then-Sen. Russ Feingold (D), party strategists on both sides of the aisle are keeping one eye open for a candidate with a similar background this cycle. Sen. Herb Kohl’s (D) retirement has created a competitive open-seat race in the Badger State.