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Tag Archives: Department of Safety and Professional Services

Panel taking new look at ways to speed up commercial-plan approvals (access required)

Despite recent rounds of reform, complaints linger over how long it takes state officials to turn around reviews of commercial-building projects. Now a new legislative committee composed of lawmakers and representatives of the design and construction industries is taking a fresh look at the matter.

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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.

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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.

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