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Lawmakers draw battle lines on energy bill

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers started poring over a sweeping renewable energy bill Wednesday, establishing battle lines as the measure inches toward a vote. The bill creates new renewable fuel standards, lifts Wisconsin’s ...

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Stimulus bond bill could reshuffle projects (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Equal opportunity does not mean equal odds for local governments vying for a piece of more than $238 million in federal stimulus bonds for construction projects. “There are cities and counties in this state that have full-time ...

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Health care bill polarizes builders

By Sean Ryan An insurance requirement in the U.S. Senate’s health care bill targeting small contractors has opponents worried lawmakers are unfairly singling out the construction industry. “That concerns me,” said Gary Roehrig, president of Roehrig & Savola Builders Inc., ...

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Subcontractors seek project delivery guarantees

By Paul Snyder Subcontractors want guarantees the lowest responsible bid still will win the jobs before the Wisconsin Legislature passes a bill changing delivery methods for state projects. The bill right now does not include those guarantees, leading some subs ...

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