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Committee will review proposal to start commercial construction before local and state approval of plans (access required)

The legislative study committee for the commercial building process will review a proposal next week to let commercial developers start building before plan approval, as contractors and regulators search for a way to relieve project backlogs.

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Fast-tracked bill would shelter businesses from lawsuits over COVID-19 (access required)

State lawmakers moved on Tuesday to advance a bill that would provide businesses with nearly blanket protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits and prevent employers from being able to require that their employees obtain a vaccination against the virus.

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DSPS withdraws fire-protection rule amid skepticism from lawmakers (access required)

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have prevented contractors from inspecting fire and smoke dampeners unless they were first certified in response to misgivings that a legislative panel would most likely have struck the proposal down.

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Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings (access required)

Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.

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DSPS policy changes meant to reduce plan review delays

State officials are taking steps meant to ease an acute backlog in requested reviews of commercial-construction plans after delays were a common subject of complaint this past building season.

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