A motion to change the state’s unemployment insurance system could cost the construction and manufacturing industries tens of millions of dollars in additional taxes, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.Read More »
A lack of legislative language has construction lobbyists skeptical of subcontractor protections in a proposed project delivery reform bill.
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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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By James Briggs With the state budget completed, lawmakers are returning to their districts after a busy and contentious legislative session. The Legislature particularly was active on construction issues. Among the bills passed during the first six months of 2011 ...
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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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By James Briggs Gov.-elect Scott Walker has reiterated his administration‘s plan to dissolve the state Department of Commerce and replace its economic development functions with a public-private board. If Walker follows through, the move would be consistent with statements he ...
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By James Briggs Changes coming to the administration of a 5-year-old executive order from Gov. Jim Doyle could cause problems for contractors as early as next month. Executive Order 108, which took effect in January 2006, requires contractors to use ...Read More »
By James Briggs In the final hours before Tuesday‘s midterm elections, Wisconsin Republicans had all but scheduled a group Lambeau Leap to celebrate their not-yet-attained takeover of the state Legislature and governor’s office. State Rep. Gary Tauchen, R-Bonduel, during a ...Read More »