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Tag Archives: Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin

Evers welcomes COVID bill that would extend liability protections

Crews board up the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison on Monday in preparation for possible unrest in response to national turmoil surrounding the transition to Joe Biden’s coming presidency. Inside the building, Senators were moving to pass the latest bill proposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)

Wisconsin's State Senate move forward on Tuesday with a revised COVID-19 relief bill in attempt at reaching a compromise with Gov. Tony Evers and shielding businesses from lawsuits over their handling of the virus.

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Even with move to online courses, many unions still offer in-person instruction

When construction officials look back at the changes they’ve made in response to COVID-19, some of the most wide-ranging ones they see have no doubt been in the ways they provide training.

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DSPS withdraws fire-protection rule amid skepticism from lawmakers

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have prevented contractors from inspecting fire and smoke dampeners unless they were first certified in response to misgivings that a legislative panel would most likely have struck the proposal down.

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Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings

Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.

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BEST PRACTICES: Contractors taking steps to keep crews safe during outbreak

The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers issued an order that day closing businesses deemed to be nonessential, ordered no gatherings of any size and placed restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses that have continued operating, including many construction companies, have been taking various precautions to lower the chances that their employees will get sick. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Working in an industry that state officials have deemed essential, Wisconsin construction crews haven't got the luxury of watching the COVID-19 outbreak unfold from home like many state residents.

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