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Changes to ironworkers bill fail to sway opponents

By Paul Snyder State lawmakers Monday introduced an amendment to a bill requiring licensure of ironworkers in Wisconsin, but the changes are not enough to win over the bill’s opponents. “In my first read of it, it looks like they ...

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Clean Energy Jobs Act unknowns put lawmakers on edge

By Paul Snyder The mystery surrounding changes to the state’s Clean Energy Jobs Act is sowing distrust among lawmakers who fear new policy with no input. “I don’t have a major problem if the changes are based on what was ...

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Time running short for contractor liability bill

By Paul Snyder Time is running out in this legislative session for a bill that would change Wisconsin’s contractor liability law. Subcontractors vow to keep pushing for passage, but the bill is trapped in a Senate committee and has a ...

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Green building bill splits industry

By Paul Snyder Builders, local officials and school board members are at odds over the value of a bill that would mandate green construction on public projects. But that mixed reaction is not affecting state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens ...

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Opposition to ironworkers bill grows

By Paul Snyder Authors of a bill that would require licensure of ironworkers in Wisconsin are working on amendments to quell growing opposition in the construction industry. Critics argue the bill is a thinly veiled jurisdiction grab and say passage ...

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Builders wary of automatic code updates

By Paul Snyder A wary construction industry is watching closely as legislators consider automatically updating state building codes to match those set by the federal government. “The fear is what we would have to adopt,” said Brad Boycks, director of ...

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