The Wisconsin Home Improvement Practices Act, also known as HIPA, is a consumer-protection regulation imposing contract and business practice requirements on contractors performing home-improvement projects. It also provides that attorneys may recover double damages and attorney’s fees if they're successful in pursuing a claim against a contractor who fails to comply with the act.
Gov. Tony Evers ran on a promise to repair our deteriorating roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The governor made good on that promise by investing the greatest amount of new transportation spending in a generation.
We know common ground in the state government is hard to come by, but let us suggest something that really shouldn’t be difficult. We’d like to see the Legislature find ways to boost renewable energy in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin legislature is currently considering a bill that would give local governments the option to stop publishing a summary of their actions in your newspaper. Senate Bill 55 would allow local municipalities to post meeting minutes on their websites instead.