The Wisconsin Assembly is expected to vote tomorrow (Thursday) on a bill to end the state’s 19-year-old moratorium on new sulfide mines. The Assembly’s Labor Committee voted 6-3 Tuesday on a measure that would also end requirements that mining companies prove their mines elsewhere have not polluted ground and surface waters long after they closed. All Democrats on the panel voted against the Republican bill, as Milwaukee Democrat Christine Sinicki said it would “decimate” the environment while Marshfield Republican John Spiros said it wouldn’t “decimate anything.” Also, the Assembly’s Criminal Justice panel voted 8-4 to limit the public release of police body camera videos with a full Assembly vote possible November ninth. Police say it creates uniform policies throughout the state, while open records advocates say many videos of important cases may never come out.