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Jun 21, 2010

Assembly candidate calls for ironworkers licensing

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 […]

Jun 16, 2010

Contractors wait for lead licenses

By Sean Ryan The state is simultaneously slogging through a backlog of applications for lead removal licenses and reassuring contractors they will not be penalized for violating the new rules. […]

Apr 22, 2010

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, […]

Apr 13, 2010

Another licensing bill to go under microscope

By Paul Snyder

staff writer

There’s a lot of talk in the state Capitol these days about licensing — crane operators, heavy equipment operators and ironworkers.

Apr 13, 2010

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 […]

Feb 11, 2010

Doyle signs landscape architect bill into law

Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday signed a bill into law requiring a license to practice landscape architecture in Wisconsin. The bill — authored by state Rep. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, […]

Jan 8, 2010

Rule change threatens two-year architectural programs

By Paul Snyder A looming change in state licensing-exam requirements for architects may wipe out the value of Wisconsin colleges’ two-year architecture-training programs. The rule change would be “a step […]

Dec 14, 2009

Bill plants seeds for landscape licensing

By Paul Snyder Shawn Kelly’s 20-year-old California landscape architect license gives him a competitive advantage landing jobs in Wisconsin. But he’s doing everything he can to sacrifice that advantage. “My […]

Aug 27, 2009

Bill would raise bar for engineers

Paul Snyder [email protected] Wisconsin’s procedure for licensing professional engineers is, at least according to one state lawmaker, “suspect.” “Right now, there’s confusion and conflicting language,” said state Rep. Louis Molepske […]

Jul 2, 2009

Judge strikes down interior designer law

Katie Nelson AP Writer Hartford, CT — A federal judge has struck down a Connecticut law that requires people calling themselves interior designers to get licenses or face fines and […]


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