A group of construction associations has joined the fight to prevent state government from publicly identifying businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks.Read More »
A state Assembly committee gave a favorable recommendation this week to a bill that would give workers and employers a tax break on apprenticeship tuition.Read More »
A construction lobbying group is pushing for changes to state law that would give Wisconsin companies a bidding advantage on state projects and require companies that misclassify workers to tack the cost of taxpayer-funded health insurance and other benefits onto public bids.
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By James Briggs In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm election, the 2011 state legislative agenda has become a little clearer — and in many cases, more promising than the past two years — for construction lobbyists. Republicans gained majorities in ...
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Paul Snyder [email protected] The Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. will not appeal a judge’s ruling upholding changes made to the state’s prevailing wage law. John Mielke, ABC vice president, said Tuesday that following a board of directors meeting ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The state’s prevailing wage reporting requirements that were on hold while a judge considered a request for an injunction are back in effect. Dane County Circuit Court Judge John Markson Thursday denied the request for an injunction ...Read More »
While contractor groups support changes to the state’s prevailing wage reporting system, some contractors remain highly critical.
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Wisconsin lawmakers’ move to let the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin determine labor standards on energy projects is drawing heavy criticism from construction industry representatives.
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By Paul Snyder State lawmakers Monday introduced an amendment to a bill requiring licensure of ironworkers in Wisconsin, but the changes are not enough to win over the bill’s opponents. “In my first read of it, it looks like they ...Read More »