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Tag Archives: Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee

WAIT AND SEE: Industry cautiously optimistic about working with Evers administration

Contractors well know that governors can shape the regulations their industry is subject to not only by passing legislation but also re-interpreting laws already on the books.

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Budget would give contractors break on property taxes, simplify sales taxes

Barring any big changes, the state budget headed next week to the Legislature would give contractors some long-sought tax relief. The $76 billion, two-year spending plan approved Wednesday by lawmakers on a powerful-budget writing committee would exempt construction companies from ...

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Panel: Construction industry has long way to go to supply Foxconn workforce

Dan Bukiewicz, president of the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades council, Roger Clark, Southeastern Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council, Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, Georgia Maxwell, Deputy Secretary Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and moderator Joe Yovino Editor/Associate publisher of The Daily Reporter listen as another panelist speaks during “Constructing a New Wisconsin” held Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Memorial Hall in Racine. The roundtable discussion focused on how to go about supplying the workforce for the proposed $10 Billion Foxconn facility. Davis & Kuelthau sponsored the event. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

In supplying enough skilled workers to build Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, workforce-development groups can't expect to produce different results by doing things in the same old way.

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Around the Water Cooler

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With the industry’s recruiting efforts bringing more young workers with little experience into the trades, what can contractors do to ensure their worksites remain safe?

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Unions in hurry to certify

Spurred by projected hiring goals, local unions are in a rush to certify members in Milwaukee’s Residents Preference Program before the first of three major projects breaks ground in fall.

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