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Tag Archives: Department of Safety and Professional Services

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

Dawn Crim, Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Department of Safety and Professional Services, defends herself amid questions about a 2005 child abuse charge on Wednesday in Madison. Crim, who was charged with felony child abuse in 2005 after jabbing her 5-year-old son's hand with a pen, said on Wednesday her action was a "horrendous mistake" that has not been repeated. The charges were never proved in court and the case against Crim was dismissed under a deferred-prosecution agreement. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

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.

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LOOK AT LICENSING: Study finds most trades licenses justified, recommends a few modifications

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.

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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.

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With electrical code changes, two different standards to be in effect for 17 months

Proposed revisions to the state’s electrical code won’t apply to one- and two-family dwellings until months after similar changes have taken effect for all other buildings. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services announced this week that it has submitted to ...

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