MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign the bill reorganizing the Wisconsin Department of Commerce into a public-private hybrid on Wednesday. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill proposed by Walker last month over objections from Democrats ...Read More »
By James Briggs Plans are under way to move the regulatory divisions of the state Department of Commerce to a new home, even though the transition lacks final approval from the Legislature and governor. The Legislature has passed Gov. Scott ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature this week could pass some of the first proposals made by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The measures have been moving through the legislative process on a fast track. Hearings were completed just last week ...Read More »
By James Briggs Some construction groups are celebrating tangible evidence of a shifting state Capitol culture after years spent fighting new rules designed to govern the industry. Gov. Scott Walker this week introduced a bill that would make it more ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The new hybrid public-private entity that Gov. Scott Walker wants to replace the state Commerce Department would not include any state employees. The proposal Walker released Thursday makes clear that no one working at the proposed ...Read More »
By Marie Rohde Construction industry leaders want Gov.-elect Scott Walker to trim the regulatory fat from the state Department of Commerce while remaking the agency into a partly private board. “This is the perfect time to look at all of ...
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By James Briggs Gov.-elect Scott Walker has reiterated his administration‘s plan to dissolve the state Department of Commerce and replace its economic development functions with a public-private board. If Walker follows through, the move would be consistent with statements he ...
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Gov. Jim Doyle on Wednesday announced that Wisconsin has received $6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through its Community Development Block Grant Program. The money is for businesses affected by the June 2008 flooding. The ...Read More »
By James Briggs A northern Wisconsin town is set to start construction next week on a project that will cram a city’s worth of infrastructure into less than a block of space. The town of Nashville, which has fewer than ...Read More »
By James Briggs Wisconsin’s staff of commercial building inspectors has dwindled during the past decade from more than 20 to 11, causing concern over whether the state can process inspections quickly enough. Some city officials are pushing for reinstatement of ...Read More »