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OPINION: Davis-Bacon essential to protecting middle-class prosperity

Jake Castanza is executive director of the Wisconsin Building Trades Council

With a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on the horizon in Washington, D.C., many people expect the Trump administration, Congress and the Senate to work diligently to ensure the prosperity of American workers. Unfortunately, some Wisconsin politicians like State Sen. Andre Jacque are seeking to attack and diminish the best economic policy for preserving the wealth of construction workers.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Spending on infrastructure best way to get Americans back to work

Dan Bukiewicz

Our country currently has the highest number of unemployed Americans since the Great Depression. While many of the 33 million workers who have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus crisis began expect to be rehired, many jobs will not come back.

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OPINION: Politicians failed us. So it’s up to citizens to protect Wisconsin.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, left, speaks in Madison on Jan. 15, as state Rep. John Nygren, center, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, right, look on. Fitzgerald announced on Tuesday he's running for the Congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

It’s up to us. We can’t count on our elected representatives to work together for the public good in Wisconsin. They have proved themselves utterly incapable of compromising even in an emergency to come up with a sensible plan to protect the health of our most vulnerable friends, neighbors and family members.

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