The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have prevented contractors from inspecting fire and smoke dampeners unless they were first certified in response to misgivings that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.Read More »
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Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.
Tagged with: Andrew Disch Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Davis-Bacon Act John Schulze North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters prevailing wages Wisconsin Institute for Law and LibertyRead More »
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.
Tagged with: AGC of Greater Milwaukee Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee coronavirus Dan Burazin Occupational Safety and Health Administration oshaRead More »
Much of Wisconsin’s construction industry will continue to work despite orders from state and local officials requiring residents to stay home.Read More »
Recent legislation that prevents contractors from owing sales and use taxes on materials needed for nonprofit and UW projects has eliminated a long-standing point of frustration for many companies.Read More »
Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is joining the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin as its jobs ambassador, a role promoting careers in the construction trades.Read More »
Many economists, employers and academics tell us that our post-secondary education system is churning out too many four-year graduates. For decades, many parents, teachers and school counselors have been stuck in the mindset that four-year colleges are the best pathway for high school graduates to initiate a successful career.Read More »