The Wisconsin Department of Commerce on Tuesday announced that Dick Leinenkugel is resigning as secretary, effective Friday. A press release issued by the department said he was leaving to pursue another opportunity. Leinenkugel thanked Gov. Jim Doyle in a statement ...Read More »
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats in the Wisconsin state Assembly said bills passed on Thursday will help bolster the state’s struggling economy, while Republicans argued not enough was being done to create jobs. “Wisconsin ...Read More »
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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The Wisconsin Business Council on Thursday congratulated the state Legislature for taking quick action on a bill to improve access to federal Recovery Zone bonds. The Senate and Assembly on Thursday both approved a measure to waive federal bond limits ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Equal opportunity does not mean equal odds for local governments vying for a piece of more than $238 million in federal stimulus bonds for construction projects. “There are cities and counties in this state that have full-time ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle has eliminated funding for a University of Wisconsin System consultant hired to promote water research and education at state universities. Doyle’s decision comes after Milwaukee lawmakers complained the position would undermine UW-Milwaukee’s role ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] A Wisconsin lawmaker wants accountability from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, which, so far, is reluctant to share specific strategies for attracting and retaining businesses. “We are almost always in competitive situations,” said Zach Brandon, Commerce’s senior ...Read More »
State rep introduces bill to stop registration rule State Rep. Roger Roth, R-Grand Chute, is leading a Legislative charge against the emergency rule enacted by the state Department of Commerce last month requiring contractors to register with the departmentâ€™s Division ...
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