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Industry groups start drive for diesel rules (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Fearing a diesel emissions crackdown that could cripple construction company budgets, industry groups want new rules approved before the state has a chance to study the issue. The Wisconsin Clean Diesel Coalition — with the Associated General ...

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Bill would boost subs’ legal protections

By Paul Snyder Associations for subcontractors and general contractors are at odds over a new bill that would ban risk transfer in construction contracts. State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, is gathering co-sponsors for the bill, which would invalidate construction contracts ...

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ABC announces prevailing-wage law suspension

By Paul Snyder The state has temporarily suspended its new prevailing-wage reporting law, according to the Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc., which has filed a request for an injunction to block enforcement of the law. But officials with ...

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Prevailing-wage deadline frays industry’s nerves

By Paul Snyder Acting on industrywide confusion over the state’s new prevailing-wage requirements, the Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. on Friday requested an injunction to block enforcement of the law. “On the most basic level, it’s a bad ...

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Opposition to ironworkers bill grows

By Paul Snyder Authors of a bill that would require licensure of ironworkers in Wisconsin are working on amendments to quell growing opposition in the construction industry. Critics argue the bill is a thinly veiled jurisdiction grab and say passage ...

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AGC: 2010 promises to be tough year for industry

By Melissa Rigney Baxter Special to The Daily Reporter This year will be a grim one, according to those who work in the construction industry. “There are a lot of things lining up against 2010 being overall a good year,” ...

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Industry split over stimulus success

By Paul Snyder Contractors disagree over what federal stimulus money will mean to the industry in 2010. “Most contractors are feeling the pain right now,” said Bob Barker, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. “Some ...

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Joint Committee on Finance hears construction stimulus reports

By Paul Snyder The Joint Committee on Finance Thursday got its first report from the construction industry on the effects of stimulus money in 2009. Bob Barker, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin; Pat Goss, executive ...

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Builders wary of automatic code updates

By Paul Snyder A wary construction industry is watching closely as legislators consider automatically updating state building codes to match those set by the federal government. “The fear is what we would have to adopt,” said Brad Boycks, director of ...

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