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MADISON -- The governor's office has indicated that Scott Walker would veto a proposed tax on minerals taken by mining companies.

Spokesman Cullen Werwie remains opposed to tax hikes, but according to Senate Democrat Tim Cullen of Janesville, Wisconsin mines would still get a better tax deal than similar sites in neighboring Minnesota - even with the so-called "tonnage tax."

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