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LOOK AT LICENSING: Study finds most trades licenses justified, recommends a few modifications

Cosmetologists-in-training and crane operators haven't got much in common. Nor should they have to overcome similar sorts of state-imposed licensing hurdles, says a recently completed audit of Wisconsin's occupational-licensing system.

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Infrastructure bill faced with many potholes in months ahead

Traffic crosses the old Gerald Desmond Bridge in July while a replacement bridge is under construction in Long Beach, California. President Donald Trump said this week that he's eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America’s crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. The question now is whether lawmakers and the president are finally ready to move beyond complaining about the nation's infrastructure and actually do something about it.

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