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Dan Shaw is the associate editor at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 414-225-1807.

Panel taking new look at ways to speed up commercial-plan approvals (access required)

Despite recent rounds of reform, complaints linger over how long it takes state officials to turn around reviews of commercial-building projects. Now a new legislative committee composed of lawmakers and representatives of the design and construction industries is taking a fresh look at the matter.

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Dump-truck reps leave meeting with little hope for return to minimum rates (access required)

Representatives of the dump-truck industry left a meeting with state lawmakers earlier this month with a sense that they’d probably get some sort of government relief for the ills they say have long plagued their industry.

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Local officials turn to ‘transportation utility’ charges for roads; court challenges stand in their way (access required)

Transportation-utility fees are being adopted to pay for road repairs

With inflation only making the perennial problem of paying for road projects worse, local governments in Wisconsin are turning to a new means of raising revenue.

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ON THE LEVEL: Stepping into executive director role, Pritzkow makes big plans for Wisconsin Building Trades Council (access required)

Emily Pritzkow’s initial acquaintance with the construction industry came while she was working in state Rep. Gordon Hintz’s office, where she was assigned for a time to the state Building Commission. Now executive director of the Wisconsin Building Trades Council, ...

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Proposed changes to Davis-Bacon Act spark debate amid infrastructure spending (access required)

Non-union contractors are lining up in opposition to proposed changes to federal prevailing-wage laws that they argue will make public projects more expensive at a time when the U.S. is looking to rebuild much of its infrastructure.

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