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Joe Yovino is the associate publisher/group editor at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at jyovino@dailyreporter.com or 414-225-1829.

Milwaukee closes in on new project rules

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Supporters of hiring and wage requirements for Milwaukee construction projects say they see a way to counter the city’s rising unemployment and help union companies compete for private projects. But detractors in the development and construction industry ...

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Business groups seek caps on project fees

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Business associations are meeting opposition in their push for municipalities to cap the amount their private consultants charge developers for plan reviews. Many municipalities hire private engineering firms to review traffic changes and environmental effects and design ...

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Court cases show Bentley closing shop

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Lawyers representing The Bentley Co. are dropping out of two lawsuits because the company is closing. Bentley, Milwaukee, lost a $93,000 lawsuit Feb. 23 because the company closed Dec. 29 and did not want to pay attorney ...

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Failed pipe is culprit in collapse

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The city of Milwaukee may never know why a five-year-old sewer pipe collapsed underneath Locust Street. It’s uncommon for combined sewer pipes to collapse. The two most recent cases involved 100-year-old brick sewers that caved in after ...

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Engineering firms, big and small, feel hit of economy

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Somewhere between many and most of Wisconsin’s engineering firms have been forced to lay off workers due to the slumping economy. Kevin Hagen, vice president of Graef, Milwaukee, and director of the American Council of Engineering Companies ...

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Citizens group sues, saying annexation illegal

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The Highway J Citizens Group on Friday sued the village of Richfield for annexing a business park because the group is worried the move will lead to more development. Richfield annexed the Helsan Business Park in November, ...

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