As Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers prepares to release his proposed roads budget on Thursday, his counterpart in Minnesota was girding himself for an uphill fight over his plans to borrow $1.27 billion for transportation projects.Read More »
When contractors need to move mounds of waste during a demolition project, it is easy to say waste management is top of mind. But a significant amount of waste — about 54 million tons according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — is generated in new construction and renovations. When waste management isn’t a priority, these materials are often sent to the landfill. Some might consider this the easiest route, but it’s also the most expensive and environmentally detrimental.
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On Jan. 14, the Milwaukee Common Council voted to freeze its deconstruction ordinance until 2020, once again allowing the demolition of homes and historic structures built in or before 1929. The substitute ordinance also requires the Department of Neighborhood Services to spend at least $1.2 million on the deconstruction of city-owned properties in 2019.Read More »
At first blush, the outcome of the Republican primary held in May for a special election this month in Wisconsin’s 1st State Senate District appears to be a victory for a state representative with solid conservative bona fides over a political newcomer.Read More »