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State budget threatens local contracting laws (access required)

By James Briggs The 2011-13 state budget has cast uncertainty over Milwaukee ordinances that subject some public works projects to prevailing wage and geographical bid preference requirements. The budget, signed into law Sunday by Gov. Scott Walker, includes language that ...

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Milwaukee may force primes to pay faster (UPDATE) (access required)

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee can take its first step toward race and gender equity on projects simply by requiring prime contractors pay subcontractors more quickly, according to an alderman backing the payment change. “This is one of the easiest things ...

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Milwaukee preps for minority contracting preference (access required)

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee is cautiously building toward a law that would direct more public contract money toward women- and minority-owned companies. The caution stems from a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established lawmakers must prove past or present ...

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Flood-damaged Milwaukee hospital ready for wrecking ball (UPDATE) (access required)

By Marie Rohde Faced with damaged property and no potential buyers, the nonprofit owner of the vacant St. Michael Hospital on Milwaukee’s north side has decided to tear down the structure. Bids to raze the hospital will be let in ...

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