With help from a European import, the $626 million St. Croix Crossing project is making steady progress over the sparkling blue river between Minnesota and Wisconsin.Read More »
With the onset of spring comes the renewal of the land. Those of us who are in farming are getting back out into the fields, and doing what we can to promote new growth. We in the legislature are interested in promoting new growth as well, and that is why I support reforming Wisconsin’s outdated prevailing wage law.
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As the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance continues to work its way through Wisconsin’s two-year state budget, the transportation portion of that budget remains up in the air. Actually, it appears to be a hot mess.Read More »
Wisconsin has one of the finest workers' compensation systems in the nation, and this fact has directly benefited workers and employers for more than a century. But this should not preclude our elected officials and state government from looking at operational efficiencies so that we can have an even better system for our citizens.
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Wisconsin taxpayers are being sold a bill of goods by those who seek repeal of our state prevailing wage law, yet have a dangerously low understanding of today's construction market.Read More »
The construction unemployment rate typically trails the overall unemployment rate, and Wisconsin is no different. With the state’s unemployment hovering around 5 percent, the latest figures from the Federal Reserve show a 9.5 percent construction industry unemployment rate across the country. States such as Wisconsin and Minnesota are trying to change that trend.
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