The following list breaks down, according to budget topics, construction-related items that appear in one version of the budget but not the other.
- Delete the $28.1 million University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing project.
- Provide $10 million in bonding for a new engineering facility at Marquette University.
- Direct state Building Commission to use $500,000 of the state’s building trust fund to study expanding dental education, including the possibility of new school in Marshfield.
- Let Wisconsin Department of Commerce require contractor registration and establish a Jan. 1, 2010, mandatory registration date.
- Decrease brownfields grant program by $760,000 during biennium.
- Modify the definition of “public contract” under municipal law governing public works projects.
- Define “service and maintenance work” to mean work performed directly by the municipality on minor pavement and ditch projects.
- Specify that all municipal public contracts — except those let by the state, a school district or school board — would be required to be let on the basis of competitive bids and awarded to the lowest responsible bidder
- Prohibit municipalities from subdividing projects into multiple public contract, allocating the work or workers or transferring jurisdiction of a project to avoid the competitive bid and lowest responsible bidder provisions.
- Require owners of construction landfills to pay $12.85 per ton in tipping fees for waste material generated from construction, demolition or razing work. Current fees only apply to waste dumped at licensed landfills.
- Delete provision letting the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District use design/build on a project to turn landfill gas to electricity.
- Require Milwaukee Public School Board ensure 30 percent of full-time employees working on district construction projects using federal stimulus money reside in Milwaukee’s Community Development Block Grant area.
Shared revenue and tax relief
- A one-year extension of tax-incremental finance districts for affordable-housing projects.
- Delete the anti-pass-through provision in the oil-franchise fee and set a 2 percent flat rate for the sale of all vehicle fuel, letting companies decide whether to absorb the cost or pass it on to consumers.
- Create Chippewa Valley and Fox Valley regional transit authorities.
- Require Wisconsin Department of Transportation perform a feasibility study for a stop in Waterloo as part of a Milwaukee to Madison high-speed rail line.
- A $400,000 WisDOT grant for construction of bike lines on County Highway B in Douglas County.
- A $175,000 WisDOT grant for railroad improvements at Old Highway 18 crossing in Stockton.
- A $500,000 WisDOT grant for Eisner Avenue rehab in Sheboygan.
- Delete the oil-franchise fee entirely and move $260.1 million in the next two years from the general budget to the transportation budget.
- Grant Milwaukee County authority to impose a 1 percent sales tax to help pay for transit, parks, culture and emergency services.
- Require prevailing wage laws on any public works projects in a southeastern regional transit authority.
- Require a binding referendum to create a Dane County regional transit authority.
- Create a Chequamegon Bay regional transit authority.
- Require competitive bidding on railroad projects using public money.
- Require WisDOT to build a pedestrian and bike path along Highway 102 in Rib Lake if village contributes $60,000.
- A $3.75 million WisDOT grant for construction of an Interstate 94 interchange in Oak Creek.
- Require WisDOT to complete repaving of Highway KP between Cross Plains and Mazomanie.
Work force development
- Direct the Department of Workforce Development to properly define what constitutes willful misclassification of workers.
- Authorize DWD to impose $50 to $500 penalties on employers that fail to list deductions from an employee’s pay.
- Delete provision applying prevailing wage to plumbing, sprinkler, mechanical or pipe work employees working on public works projects.
- Modify several prevailing wage definitions to more clearly define municipal, state or public involvement.
- Delete prevailing wage requirements for construction work — including dock walls, walkways, plazas and parks — on the Milwaukee Riverwalk.