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Stimulus reporting rules spook contractors

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Contractors are risking the privacy of their personal information by bidding on stimulus projects. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requires contractors report information about employees working on stimulus projects. The requirement could undermine a company’s ability ...

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Tax proposal blindsides industry

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Builder groups are lashing out at a late addition to the state budget that would establish new rules for independent contractors and set stiff penalties for worker misclassification. “If your intention is to talk about worker misclassification, ...

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Contractors sound off on bid doc changes

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A few tweaks to bidding documents for state projects could reduce confusion, but contractors are cautioning the state not to go too far with its changes. “Whether you like the process or not, or whether you’ve made ...

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Down economy pumps up apprenticeships

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com People are lining up for construction apprenticeships, but contractors cannot hire them until there’s more work. “Unfortunately, a lot of that is out of our control,” said Jerry Knapp, business development representative for the Wisconsin Laborers-Employers Cooperation ...

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State unemployment stalls immigration bill

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The rising tide of unemployment in Wisconsin is drowning out the voices of those who support a bill setting tough penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants. State Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids, and author of the ...

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Lawmaker challenges contractor registration

A state lawmaker, claiming the Department of Commerce has too loose a definition of the word “emergency,” is trying to overturn the agency’s contractor registration rule. “(DOC) went the emergency rule route so they can get it enacted quickly,” said ...

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Volley over prevailing wage continues

Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The Wisconsin Legislature now is involved in an ongoing battle over whether the state’s prevailing wage rules should apply to municipal turnkey projects. The Assembly Committee on Labor soon will review a bill ...

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News Briefs

State rep introduces bill to stop registration rule State Rep. Roger Roth, R-Grand Chute, is leading a Legislative charge against the emergency rule enacted by the state Department of Commerce last month requiring contractors to register with the department’s Division ...

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