Americans are ready to rebuild our neglected infrastructure – schools, highways, bridges, dams, public transit – but we also can’t neglect the biggest need ahead of us.Read More »
Lawmakers are planning a public hearing next week for a bill that would prevent apprentices coming into the trades from having to be supervised by more than one journeyman while going through training. Separately, the same legislation would eliminate statutory requirements ...Read More »
Barring any big changes, the state budget headed next week to the Legislature would give contractors some long-sought tax relief. The $76 billion, two-year spending plan approved Wednesday by lawmakers on a powerful-budget writing committee would exempt construction companies from ...Read More »
Ron Klossner, president of The Stiegler Co. Inc. in Green Bay, acknowledges that while not all contractors are guys in pickup trucks, they often come with a rugged, independent streak.Read More »
Contractors associations in Wisconsin offer guidance, support and resources, but all of it comes at a price.
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By Paul Snyder The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s stated goal of helping the industry navigate prevailing wage reporting does little for a payroll administrator in Fennimore who still is waiting for help. On Feb. 3, with the Feb. 7 ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The state will not penalize contractors that fail to comply with the Department of Workforce Development’s new prevailing-wage reporting requirements, said Dane County Circuit Court Judge John Markson. The suspension of enforcement will continue until April 19, ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Backers of a bill requiring ironworkers to be licensed in Wisconsin say safety is at the core of their effort. But they lack evidence showing that the ironworkers or the public would be safer with state licensure. ...
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By Paul Snyder Contractors disagree over what federal stimulus money will mean to the industry in 2010. “Most contractors are feeling the pain right now,” said Bob Barker, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. “Some ...
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By Paul Snyder A bill that would increase the number of state Building Commission members is facing criticism that more representation further frays the group’s commitment to checking politics at the door. “Historically, the Building Commission has stayed out of ...
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