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Tag Archives: Assembly Committee on Labor

Prevailing wage bill gets chilly reception

By Paul Snyder Political resistance and timing could spoil the construction industry’s chance to speak out on a bill that would repeal the state’s new prevailing wage law. “If we’re just looking at repealing all the work we did last ...

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Bill targets prevailing wage law (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A bill that would repeal every prevailing wage law change enacted in last year’s state budget faces long odds in the Democrat-controlled Legislature. State Rep. Mary Williams, R-Medford, has drafted a bill that would reinstate a threshold ...

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Bill to license ironworkers draws fire (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Backers of a bill requiring ironworkers to be licensed in Wisconsin say safety is at the core of their effort. But they lack evidence showing that the ironworkers or the public would be safer with state licensure. ...

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Insurance crisis lacks easy solutions

By Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance budget has slipped into the red and is projected to be more than $2 billion in debt in each of the next four years. To avoid that crisis, state lawmakers are working on ...

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