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Industry warns against toll road rejection

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Supporting toll roads in the state could mean doom to an office seeker’s campaign. But advocates for tolls and other revenue sources say avoiding tolls altogether could mean worse for the roads ...

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Industry still struggling to find work, jobless rate at 20 percent

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter The summer has been busy at BDC Building Design & Construction Inc., with company president Bruce Johnson touting the overall number of remodeling jobs on the rise. But he hardly called it ...

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It’s Chicago versus Wisconsin: Rail projects vie for federal money

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Two potential rail partners are competing for the same pool of federal money for projects in Wisconsin and Illinois. In Wisconsin, the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority expects to hear a response from ...

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Milwaukee County gauges transit center damage

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Officials on Monday began determining the extent and cost of fixing the panels on the Milwaukee County Transit Center, one of two structures found by building inspectors to have problems during emergency ...

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High-speed trains pick up more federal money (UPDATE)

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter A second federal payout toward the $817.6 million high-speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison is accelerating debate among the state’s gubernatorial candidates. Wisconsin officials joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in ...

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OSHA opting for more enforcement

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is directing more focus to job site enforcement as involvement wanes in a voluntary program meant to avoid injuries and infractions. OSHA representatives in Wisconsin say ...

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