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Tag Archives: Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin

DSPS withdraws fire-protection rule amid skepticism from lawmakers

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have prevented contractors from inspecting fire and smoke dampeners unless they were first certified in response to misgivings that a legislative panel would most likely have struck the proposal down.

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Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings

Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.

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BEST PRACTICES: Contractors taking steps to keep crews safe during outbreak

The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers issued an order that day closing businesses deemed to be nonessential, ordered no gatherings of any size and placed restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses that have continued operating, including many construction companies, have been taking various precautions to lower the chances that their employees will get sick. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Working in an industry that state officials have deemed essential, Wisconsin construction crews haven't got the luxury of watching the COVID-19 outbreak unfold from home like many state residents.

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OPINION: Why apprenticeship is becoming a wise choice for many

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Many economists, employers and academics tell us that our post-secondary education system is churning out too many four-year graduates. For decades, many parents, teachers and school counselors have been stuck in the mindset that four-year colleges are the best pathway for high school graduates to initiate a successful career.

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