By Paul Snyder Shawn Kelly’s 20-year-old California landscape architect license gives him a competitive advantage landing jobs in Wisconsin. But he’s doing everything he can to sacrifice that advantage. “My focus goes far beyond Wisconsin,” said Kelly, the founder of ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Gov. Jim Doyle on Monday drew a line between wish and need by vetoing a bill that could have given state universities louder voices for campus project approval. “I would be happier if we had a regent ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Lawmakers, unions and utilities agree they want Wisconsin’s renewable energy goals to create more jobs in the state. But the common ground crumbles when the sides consider ways to make sure that happens. Utilities want trust. Lawmakers ...
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By Paul Snyder It would cost J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc. about $4,200 to buy headsets for about 120 employees who use cell phones in the field. “For a company that does the level of business we do, that’s a ...Read More »
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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By Paul Snyder State lawmakers preparing global warming legislation are feeling the fallout from a clean energy coalition’s opposition to a nuclear power plant bill. State Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay, is one of four lawmakers developing the global warming ...
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Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Kirk Pickerel on Thursday issued a statement in reaction to the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unveiled by Democrats in the U.S. Senate. “The Senate Democratic ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A bill that would extend the Jan. 1 deadline for local smart growth plans defeats the purpose of setting deadlines, according to those who want the state to stick to its original schedule. “It’s a little frustrating,” ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder [email protected] The specter of micromanagement looms over a bill that would prevent private contractors from doing the work of furloughed state employees. “We need to make sure we’re not tying our hands more than we should be,” ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] Counties could drain their jail construction budgets paying for inmate services under a state bill that would remove restrictions on how the money is spent. “As I see it, this is good people meaning well to fund ...Read More »