The mining bill in the past legislative session drew more than 8,500 hours of lobbying activity by more than 50 groups. Sullivan’s role this time around seems as key as any of those efforts. But Sullivan is not a lobbyist.
Now the GOP is assured of a 18-15 lead — enough to make Schultz as irrelevant as the Democratic minority. But the Republican from Richland Center is optimistic that the Senate will pass a bill that has his support.