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Jobs bill roadblock threatens highway projects

By Paul Snyder Contractors are waiting for Congress to make a move after lawmakers failed to pass a bill extending financing for highway construction that left projects suspended throughout the country. The bill would prevent an $11.1 billion reduction in ...

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Builders rally for highway money

By Sean Ryan The federal government will hemorrhage $11.1 billion in 2010 highway money if Congress doesn’t pass a bill by Sunday to temporarily plug the leak. Wisconsin has $200.7 million at stake in the Congressional debate over jobs bills ...

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Committee approves NLRB nominee

A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday voted 13-10 along party lines to support the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Business associations, including the Associated Builders & Contractors of America and Associated General Contractors of America, ...

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Health care bill polarizes builders

By Sean Ryan An insurance requirement in the U.S. Senate’s health care bill targeting small contractors has opponents worried lawmakers are unfairly singling out the construction industry. “That concerns me,” said Gary Roehrig, president of Roehrig & Savola Builders Inc., ...

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Contractors avoid market risks

By Sean Ryan Shellshocked Wisconsin road builders are avoiding equipment purchases and work force expansions even with the promise of a packed bidding schedule in early 2010. It’s a mistake, said Kevin McMullen, president of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavers Association, ...

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Nationwide survey finds construction firms see additional layoffs in 2010

(Washington)—While the $27 billion dedicated to highway construction in the $775 billion stimulus package likely saved thousands of construction-related jobs, it was not enough to prevent widespread layoffs among road and transit construction businesses, according to a nationwide survey released ...

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