A Milwaukee program designed to reduce lead in city housing is providing work for local contractors willing to become certified.Read More »
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin unions were mobilizing Monday to fight Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to remove nearly all collective bargaining rights for public employees. They don’t have much time. The Legislature is moving quickly ...
Tagged with: AFL-CIO Balistreri collective bargaining Department of Health Services Frank Lasee Marty Beil Samantha Kerkman Scott Fitzgerald Scott Walker Teamsters Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Wisconsin State Employees Union WSEURead More »
By James Briggs The high-speed rail debate is trudging into a new campaign season. Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz on Monday announced the start of his re-election campaign, and in doing so set the stage for a two-year battle between the ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane Instead of buying a $25 kit to test for lead, Wisconsin contractors and, by extension, homeowners face shelling out up to $500 for an independent inspection before remodeling older homes. Lead Abatement at Two Residential Buildings – ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane Industry groups still are confused over which contractors need lead paint renovation certification even though the Wisconsin regulation has been in place since April. The regulation requires home-renovation contractors be trained in lead paint cleanup before working ...
Tagged with: Beiriger Department of Health Services Environmental Protection Agency EPA lead Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Wisconsin Association renovation Shelley Bruce Wisconsin Builders AssociationRead More »
By Marie Rohde The city of Muskego is developing a plan to protect a municipal well from a toxic chemical oozing from a former landfill, Mayor John Johnson said. The city well is about a mile east of the former ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan The state is simultaneously slogging through a backlog of applications for lead removal licenses and reassuring contractors they will not be penalized for violating the new rules. Wisconsin on April 22 enacted new rules requiring home-renovation contractors ...Read More »
By Darryl Enriquez Two Madison aldermen want the state Department of Health Services building, with its art deco styling, to be home to the new high-speed rail depot near Monona Terrace. Common Council President Mark Clear and Alderman Mike Verveer, ...Read More »