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Lawmaker presses agency to submit project delivery bill

As a state senator prepares to unveil legislation that dramatically could change how Wisconsin delivers its construction projects, the Building Commission's vice chairman is calling on a state agency to quickly follow suit.

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Project delivery bill follows familiar route

Fear of losing contract transparency is driving skepticism over a bill that would give the state more freedom to choose how it awards and delivers projects.

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Prevailing wage bill up for grabs

By James Briggs Rep. Mary Williams, R-Medford, has handed over to Assembly leadership a bill that would exempt most government construction projects from Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law. Questions remain, though, over how soon the bill could pass and what form ...

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Budget battle stalls prevailing wage change

By James Briggs As large-scale protesting runs into a second week, the state Capitol remains consumed with Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. That means other issues — some of them time-sensitive — are stuck on the back burner. “There’s ...

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Commerce Department starts shifting divisions

By James Briggs Plans are under way to move the regulatory divisions of the state Department of Commerce to a new home, even though the transition lacks final approval from the Legislature and governor. The Legislature has passed Gov. Scott ...

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Local preference law faces fresh challengers

By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee law favoring city-based contractors is among the targets of state and national construction associations trying to ban local preference ordinances. “If the idea catches on and spreads, you’ll have islands where only a few contractors ...

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Industry reacts to Walker’s call for Commerce Department shake up (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Construction industry leaders want Gov.-elect Scott Walker to trim the regulatory fat from the state Department of Commerce while remaking the agency into a partly private board. “This is the perfect time to look at all of ...

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