Tom Tiffany http://wxpr.org en Hundreds Seek Assistance With Energy Bills http://wxpr.org/post/hundreds-seek-assistance-energy-bills <p>Families and individuals struggling to pay high heat bills may be able to get help.&nbsp; Northwoods state lawmakers stopped in Rhinelander today to spread the word about the nonprofit Keep Wisconsin Warm fund.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That program has expanded its income limits to 80 percent of the state median income…to try and help more working households who may be feeling the pinch.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13921 at http://wxpr.org Hundreds Seek Assistance With Energy Bills Frac-Sand Bill Also Has Implications for Metallic Mining Activities http://wxpr.org/post/frac-sand-bill-also-has-implications-metallic-mining-activities <p>A state <a href="https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/proposals/sb349" target="_blank">Senate bill regulating frac sand mining</a> could overturn local rules relating to the proposed Penokee mine.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill authored by Senator Tom Tiffany has drawn attention for how it would limit local control over nonmetallic mining.&nbsp;</p><p>But the bill also contains provisions that regulate blasting for ANY type of mine or quarry.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:45:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9750 at http://wxpr.org Lawmakers Listening to You http://wxpr.org/post/lawmakers-listening-you <p>State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst and three Northwoods members of the Assembly are hosting listening sessions October 28 through the 30th.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tiffany will be joining Rob </span>Swearingen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jeff </span>Mursau<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Mary </span>Czaja<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Tiffany says the 12th Senate District is among the largest geographically in the state with a diverse set of issues.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 9514 at http://wxpr.org Lawmakers Listening to You Timber Industry to Hold Forth on Federal Policy http://wxpr.org/post/timber-industry-hold-forth-federal-policy <p>Members of the forest products industry are testifying on federal policies that affect them.&nbsp; Great Lakes Timber Professionals has organized a hearing that runs all day Friday and Saturday.&nbsp; The group&rsquo;s Director Henry Shienebeck&nbsp;says the aim is to collect testimony to submit to Congress.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:00:55 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8877 at http://wxpr.org Managed Forest Exception Tabled For Now, But Still In the Works http://wxpr.org/post/managed-forest-exception-tabled-now-still-works <p>A state lawmaker says he’ll keep working on a bill that would allow Gogebic Taconite to restrict public access to the site of a proposed iron mine.&nbsp; Right now the area is open to public recreation under the managed forest program. &nbsp;</p><p>After pulling the legislation from the Senate calendar, Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst says he’ll make revisions in hopes of getting the votes he needs.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8260 at http://wxpr.org Managed Forest Exception Tabled For Now, But Still In the Works Tiffany Echoes County's Desire For More Cutting http://wxpr.org/post/tiffany-echoes-countys-desire-more-cutting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Tom Tiffany is supporting Oneida County’s call for increased cutting in the </span>Chequamegon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nicolet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Forest. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:30:32 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8154 at http://wxpr.org Tiffany Echoes County's Desire For More Cutting Testimony Whether To Change Law For Mining Safety http://wxpr.org/post/testimony-whether-change-law-mining-safety <P>Hours of testimony in Madison whether to allow an exemption to the state's Managed Forest Law that would allow Goegebic Taconite to close up to 4,000 acres by a proposed mine site.</P> <P>Senator Tom Tiffany's bill that would enable "GT" to deny access on land that otherwise would allow public access. One mining protester was arrested earlier this year at the mine site after a group stopped by to protest. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:54:46 +0000 Ken Krall 7496 at http://wxpr.org Testimony Whether To Change Law For Mining Safety State Legislator Says Budget Will Help Northern Schools http://wxpr.org/post/state-legislator-says-budget-will-help-northern-schools <p>State Senator Tom Tiffany says the biennial budget that passed the legislature last week has some positives for northern Wisconsin.</p><p>The Senate approved the Assembly-passed plan early Friday and sent it to Governor Walker.</p><p>Tiffany says the $68 billion spending plan will help northern schools...especially those districts within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest... hit with declining enrollments. The budget moves money from towns and provides money to the school districts within the forest...</p><p> </p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:02:22 +0000 Ken Krall 4138 at http://wxpr.org State Legislator Says Budget Will Help Northern Schools Tiffany Critical Of EPA Tribal Wastewater Plant http://wxpr.org/post/tiffany-critical-epa-tribal-wastewater-plant <p>A chief supporter of a mining project in Iron and Ashland counties is calling on his federal colleagues to investigate Environmental Protection Agency actions in Wisconsin.</p><p>State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst reacted to a report showing the Odanah wastewater treatment plant has failed to comply with the federal Clean Water Act. The plant serves the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, strong opponents of the proposed Penokee Hills iron ore mine.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:09:08 +0000 Ken Krall 1851 at http://wxpr.org Tiffany Critical Of EPA Tribal Wastewater Plant