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Changes to ironworkers bill fail to sway opponents

By Paul Snyder State lawmakers Monday introduced an amendment to a bill requiring licensure of ironworkers in Wisconsin, but the changes are not enough to win over the bill’s opponents. “In my first read of it, it looks like they ...

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Waterloo weighs its rail options

By Sean Ryan Waterloo is waiting on a train, but not the high-speed version likely to be first to pass through the city. Commuter rail, on the other hand, has captured the city’s attention and, in some cases, support. “Follow ...

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TRAINING DAYS: Education programs plagued by lack of money, opportunity

By Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Four hundred does not go into 20, no matter how optimistic the math. That was the harsh reality for the 400 unemployed people who attended a series of Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board meetings in December ...

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Opposition to ironworkers bill grows

By Paul Snyder Authors of a bill that would require licensure of ironworkers in Wisconsin are working on amendments to quell growing opposition in the construction industry. Critics argue the bill is a thinly veiled jurisdiction grab and say passage ...

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Bill to license ironworkers draws fire (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Backers of a bill requiring ironworkers to be licensed in Wisconsin say safety is at the core of their effort. But they lack evidence showing that the ironworkers or the public would be safer with state licensure. ...

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