Lawmakers are advancing so-called sunrise review bills that would require newly proposed occupational certifications to first undergo an audit before being instituted.Read More »
Legislation intended to give interior designers authority to sign off on plans for some projects is drawing the ire of architects who fear it could blur the line between the two professions.Read More »
State officials are taking steps meant to ease an acute backlog in requested reviews of commercial-construction plans after delays were a common subject of complaint this past building season.
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Two GOP state lawmakers this week sent a letter to the White House urging the Trump administration to undo Obama-era rules allowing governments to mandate union labor agreements on federally backed projects.Read More »
Likely Republican candidates began to jockey for position Thursday ahead of a stampede to run for an open Wisconsin congressional seat in a district that's a conservative hotbed and central to President Donald Trump's re-election hopes.Read More »
A “Pipes of All Types” bill circulating in the state Legislature would try to hold down project costs by preventing water utilities from specifying which types of materials must be used in pipe-installation jobs — setting up a fight with the engineers who usually make such decisions.Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans passed a state budget Wednesday after winning a key legislator's support with a provision to allow Tesla to open dealerships in the state — a goal long pursued by the lawmaker, who sells rebuilt Tesla vehicles and parts.Read More »