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Tag Archives: Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee

BEST PRACTICES: Contractors taking steps to keep crews safe during outbreak

The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers issued an order that day closing businesses deemed to be nonessential, ordered no gatherings of any size and placed restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses that have continued operating, including many construction companies, have been taking various precautions to lower the chances that their employees will get sick. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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.

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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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