Since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011, Wisconsin's improving economy, along with a redoubled focus to protect unemployment insurance as a short-term safety net for those who are eligible, has stabilized the UI Trust Fund, reduced the tax burden on Wisconsin employers, and helped members of the workforce who are out of work through no fault of their own find new employment quickly.Read More »
There has been a lot of talk of late about the use of project labor agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects. Contrary to the propaganda being bandied about by contractor associations, a PLA is simply a market-based project management tool that has been utilized successfully in the private sector to achieve greater job site efficiencies that result in on-time and on-budget construction.
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Police in northern China say an argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery that left at least two bulldozers flipped over in a street. See the video here.Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker signed into law on March 30 a bill that makes it illegal to use hand-held cellphones while driving through construction zones. Do you think this new ban will be enforceable and, if so, do you think it will make construction zones safer?Read More »
A disappointed bidder for a federal government contract has three places it can go to protest the contracting agency’s award to another contractor.Read More »