Wood County Thumbs Nose at Booming Industry, Jobs

[Marshfield, Wisc…] As sand mining companies flourish in rural Wisconsin, creating thousands of jobs and pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into those economies, local governments are trying to cash in.

Wood County is implementing a road usage fee on the companies, they say is disproportional to their use. The fee amounts to a 5 percent tax on Sand Creek Sand, and the company is now considering expansion plans elsewhere.