A lobbying group is considering pushing for changes that would give Wisconsin contractors an edge over out-of-state companies — a policy it says might be needed in response to a recent increase in the number of out-of-state contractors that are winning local projects.Read More »
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin is suing Milwaukee to kill an ordinance that sets race-based preferences and goals for city construction contracts.Read More »
By Sean Ryan A proposed federal ban on bid preferences for local companies could also prevent Milwaukee from forcing contractors to hire local residents on sewer projects. Wisconsin contractors’ concern over Milwaukee’s 5 percent local bid preference spurred the Clean ...
Tagged with: American Sewer Services Inc. bid preference Biondich Citizen Action of Wisconsin City of Milwaukee Neumann Residents Preference Program Rubicon Scott Walker Tom Barrett Walzak Wisconsin Underground Contractors AssociationRead More »
By Sean Ryan The piles of paperwork in William Sackerson Construction Co.’s offices grow with every job, and the company president fears a Milwaukee County hiring goal will only add to the stack. If that happens, John Sackerson said, the ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan An attempt to use a city property to lure a construction company to Milwaukee must overcome the business trends that push contractors away. A Milwaukee Department of Public Works proposal would free up a 2-acre lot at ...
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