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With electrical code changes, two different standards to be in effect for 17 months

Proposed revisions to the state’s electrical code won’t apply to one- and two-family dwellings until months after similar changes have taken effect for all other buildings. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services announced this week that it has submitted to ...

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Milwaukee officials trying to close gap created by code, inspection law

With a state law that prohibited a number of Milwaukee's policies on rental properties and building code compliance, local officials not only lost what some of them deemed as a powerful means of combatting property violations in some of the most blighted parts of the city. They also were deprived of a source of revenue estimated to bring in $4.3 million next year.

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Troubles continue for Amish despite building code waiver

Despite the passage of a state budget amendment that would let Amish families and other groups cite religious objection to obtain waivers of parts of the state’s dwelling codes, some troubles remain for some Eau Claire families who want to build homes without smoke detectors, carbon-monoxide detectors or traditional plumbing and electrical fixtures.

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