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Industry sets priorities for next legislative session

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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Industry reacts to Walker’s call for Commerce Department shake up (UPDATE)

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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Dissolving state’s Department of Commerce would affect industry

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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Contractors leery of changes to apprentice rule

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 ...

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GOP wish list includes more road money, fewer regulations

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 ...

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Contractors want guidance in recruiting, retaining women, minorities

By Marie Rohde The construction industry didn’t get what it wanted in the Legislative Audit Bureau’s report on women and minorities in apprenticeship programs for the trades. “We were hopeful that we’d hear some success stories,” said Kelly Tourdot, director ...

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Get a job: Construction groups work to boost industry’s image

By Marie Rohde A shortage of skilled blue-collar workers could slow the global economy’s recovery, but the image of the construction trades is discouraging students from entering the industry, according to a study from Manpower Inc. The Manpower study warned ...

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Industry seeks journeymen, apprentice balance

By Paul Snyder Contractors working on state projects should have a choice between hiring apprentices and journeymen, according to construction groups asking the state to ease its employment rules. “We want to see apprenticeship standards used as encouragement; not a ...

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