By Marie Rohde The bad news is business is booming for Community Advocates, a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that helps the homeless. The good news is the recession that put people out of their homes also positioned the group to buy ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder An ironworker running for state Assembly wants to revive a licensing bill for his trade even if industry reps consider the proposal little more than a power grab. “We can’t afford to have buildings falling down in ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org 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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By Paul Snyder Veterans of the annexation battles between towns and municipalities are split over a bill that would define the rules of engagement. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Andy Jorgenson, D-Fort Atkinson, would prevent cities and villages from ...Read More »
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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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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By Sean Ryan VJS Construction Services Inc. has a 4-inch-thick stack of resumes reflecting the bright side of an industry report that one in four builders is out of work. West Bend/School Addition-Renovations West Bend/School Facilities Plan And the Pewaukee-based ...Read More »