The Blueprint: Bill to Streamline Building Permit Process Introduced

Bill to Streamline Building Permit Process Introduced

Recently, Assembly Bill 117 (AB 117) was formally introduced by lead authors Representatives John Jagler (R-Watertown) and Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton).  AB 117 has 22 total coauthors: 15 republicans and seven democrats.

Workforce Shortage Bills

Legislation to address the lack of skilled workers continues to be a focus point of bills introduced so far this legislative session.  This has been a topic of broad and current interest for the Wisconsin Builders Foundation and the advocacy efforts of WBA as well.

Legislative Fiscal Bureau: Taxes Increase $1 Billion in Evers’ State Budget

After the introduction of the state budget every two years, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau does an in-depth analysis of the document and releases additional research and facts when completed. 

Supreme Court Ruling Sides with WBA in Use Value Case

Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of a land use value case that WBA participated in via an amicus brief that was funded using BLAR Fund dollars. 

Submit Letter of Support for Proposed WOTUS Rule

NAHB is urging local associations and their members to voice support for the proposed definition of "Waters of the U.S." by submitting a comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers by April 15.

NAHB: Opposes House and Senate Bills to Eliminate Carried Interest

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) last week introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2019, which would impose a major tax increase on real estate by generally requiring carried interest to be classified as ordinary income rather than a capital gain.