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Nate Beck is The Daily Reporter's construction staff writer. He can be reached at (414) 225-1814 (office) or 414-388-5635 (mobile).

Executive orders give building officials greater flexibility amid outbreak (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order on Thursday that eases deadlines for state building inspectors, outlaws paper plan submissions and exempts critical health-care projects from plan-review requirements, along with taking other steps to give state officials flexibility during the COVID-19 crisis.

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$1.6B in referendums up for vote Tuesday (UPDATE)

Voters cast their ballots at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall and Fire Station on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Eleva, Wis. Wisconsin voters are expected to turn out Tuesday in large numbers for the presidential primary and statewide races. (Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

Despite widespread concerns about Tuesday's election because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Wisconsin school districts are pressing ahead with plans to ask voters for permission for about $1.6 billion worth of construction-related spending in another big election cycle for K-12 building projects

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