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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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Stimulus bond bill could reshuffle projects (UPDATE)

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 ...

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Lawmaker pressures Commerce for business plan

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com 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 ...

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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 department’s Division ...

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