Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: Department of Safety and Professional Services

Evers’ pick for DSPS calls poking of son with pen ‘horrendous mistake’

Gov. Tony Evers' pick to oversee the agency charged with issuing licenses for people in the trades said during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that it was a "horrendous mistake" that led to her being charged with felony child abuse in 2005 after jabbing her 5-year-old son's hand with a pen.

Read More »

LOOK AT LICENSING: Study finds most trades licenses justified, recommends a few modifications (access required)

Cosmetologists-in-training and crane operators haven't got much in common. Nor should they have to overcome similar sorts of state-imposed licensing hurdles, says a recently completed audit of Wisconsin's occupational-licensing system.

Read More »

Proposal to scrap two DSPS councils ready for Assembly vote

As early as next week the state Assembly could be taking up a proposal that would eliminate two councils that help state officials both with reviewing complaints made against building inspectors and with drawing up rules used to verify the financial soundness of home builders.

Read More »