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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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Green building bill splits industry

By Paul Snyder Builders, local officials and school board members are at odds over the value of a bill that would mandate green construction on public projects. But that mixed reaction is not affecting state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens ...

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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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Wind farm bills survive public lashing

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com More than eight hours of public testimony mostly opposed to state guidelines for wind farm placement did little to kill bills that would limit local control of the energy developments. “It just underscores the reason why we ...

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State forces contractor registration

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Groups representing Wisconsin builders worry the Department of Commerce’s mandatory contractor registration rule is just the start of state efforts to track construction companies. “I understand the state is trying to go after the bad actors,” said ...

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