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Licensing debate continues after bill dies

By Paul Snyder Union officials are blaming counties for killing a bill that would have required licenses for crane and heavy equipment operators. Counties wanted their employees exempted from licensing, said Robb Kahl, executive director of the Construction Business Group, ...

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Who’s driving that 40,000-pound piece of equipment?

By Paul Snyder A proposal to license heavy equipment operators is overkill for an industry already with plenty to lose if the wrong person is running a big machine, according to a 31-year construction veteran. “There are some operators that ...

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Wisconsin steers clear of diesel debate (AUDIO)

By Sean Ryan Builders nationwide are fighting a proposed California rule requiring reductions in diesel emissions from construction equipment. Industry groups fear California’s rule will set a standard for other states to adopt. But in Wisconsin, regulators are content partnering ...

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