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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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Roadworker death highlights safety shortcomings

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin roadworkers are at the mercy of inattentive drivers and a difficult-to-enforce move-over law. “Ultimately, the orange barrel doesn’t do much to protect us,” said Bruce Stelzner, Chippewa County highway commissioner and president of the Wisconsin Counties ...

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