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WHEDA pursues hiring, contracting law

By Sean Ryan The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority is trying to prevent its hiring and contracting standards from disappearing when control of state government changes hands. A bill that received public hearings Monday and Tuesday requires the agency ...

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Village tells family to topple tower

By MIKE MOORE The Journal Times MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Just days after a 10-year-old boy won an award for his ham radio contributions, his parents are worried local regulations will force them to take down the backyard tower ...

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The OSHA report

OSHA reports •    Red Wing Construction, Red Wing, Minn., reached an informal settlement with OSHA on March 17 to reduce a $375 liquefied-petroleum-gas citation to $263, a $375 gas-welding-and-cutting citation to $262 and a $300 ladders citation to $210. The ...

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March housing starts post best results in 16 months

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing construction posted a better-than-expected performance in March, rising to the highest level in 16 months on the strength of multifamily homes. The Commerce Department report Friday showed that construction of ...

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Industry hammers possible PSC-ordered labor standards

Wisconsin lawmakers’ move to let the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin determine labor standards on energy projects is drawing heavy criticism from construction industry representatives.

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The OSHA report

OSHA reports •    Northwest Roofing Inc., Chetek, reached an informal settlement with OSHA on March 9 to reduce a $625 fall-protection citation to $438. The company was issued the citation March 2 during a roofing job at 1501 Thompson St., ...

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