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Daniel LeMahieu

Sep 12, 2013

Overhaul of codes faces resistance

Not even a year into a revision of state rules governing everything from erosion control to barbering, a Republican lawmaker said he is running into opposition from his own party.

Jul 22, 2013

Groundwater war pits farms against fish

Long Lake has lost its shoreline. Dock after dock dead-ends in the weeds. This small lake in the Central Sands of Wisconsin looks more like an unmowed lawn with a pond in the middle than a place where families used to water ski and fish. The lake used to be as much as 12 feet deep. Now it is closer to 3 feet.

May 24, 2013

Lawmakers consider construction budget cuts

To reduce borrowing in the state budget, Republicans might delay financing a new home for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and refrain from buying two university residence halls.

May 16, 2013

Uniform erosion standards not uniformly welcomed

Dane County is in danger of losing authority that for almost 11 years has let it tailor its erosion-control standards to protect resources such as lakes Mendota and Monona and trout streams.

May 10, 2013

Licensing may go under 1 roof

The potential merger of the state’s main licensing agency and consumer protection department could fulfill remodeling contractor Abe Degnan’s wish to no longer serve two masters.

May 9, 2013

Erosion control standards passed by committee

The state's Department of Natural Resources would issue statewide standards for erosion control at construction projects that disturb more than acre of land under a motion passed by the state’s Joint Finance Committee on Thursday.

Jun 16, 2011

Counties sidestep new road rule

By James Briggs County officials on Thursday lauded lawmakers for killing a provision that would have forced counties to use private contractors for roadwork. The state budget provision, which had […]


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