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Bill would boost Building Commission membership

By Paul Snyder A bill that would increase the number of state Building Commission members is facing criticism that more representation further frays the group’s commitment to checking politics at the door. “Historically, the Building Commission has stayed out of ...

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Building groups back DNR ties to governor (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder The debate over state Department of Natural Resources leadership appointments boils down to one issue for construction industry associations: Whoever controls project permitting must be accountable to the governor. “The problem is there’s a lot of gray ...

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Lawmaker pressures Commerce for business plan

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A Wisconsin lawmaker wants accountability from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, which, so far, is reluctant to share specific strategies for attracting and retaining businesses. “We are almost always in competitive situations,” said Zach Brandon, Commerce’s senior ...

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State unemployment stalls immigration bill

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The rising tide of unemployment in Wisconsin is drowning out the voices of those who support a bill setting tough penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants. State Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids, and author of the ...

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UW System offers project delivery options

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The UW System Board of Regents on Thursday formally pitched a set of changes to the state’s review and approvals process for new construction. “These recommendations are fairly modest,” said regent Jeffrey Bartell, “but they could make ...

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