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The city of Toledo, Ohio, is considering regulations for the drywall industry, controlling who can and cannot hang drywall, local television station ABC13 reports. The polarizing proposed regulation is described by "a solution looking for a problem" by those in opposition, mainly drywall contractors.

"This legislation is simply a wish list from carpenters' unions in an attempt to pre-qualify their membership. The legislation does not represent developers, open shop contractors, property owners and most importantly the people of Toledo who count on this work to feed their families,” said Keith Michalski of KCS Contracting.

Supporters of the legislation says this is similar to other regulations for licensing for skilled trades in the city like plumbers. The Chamber of Commerce says this is bad for business, bad for jobs and bad for working families.

"This ordinance is essentially another tax on small businesses and developers. City leaders often promote this being among the best communities for development. Efforts like this will quickly drop Toledo off that list," said Wendy Gramza of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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