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Nov 11, 2022

ON THE LEVEL: Husch Blackwell’s Levy says contractors should prepare for building project disruptions in a volatile construction market

A Milwaukee attorney said stakeholders must be transparent with each other and build contingency in their building plans amid a tightening construction market. 

Nov 7, 2017

Tax bill would bar governments from issuing bonds for stadium projects

The Oakland Raiders decided to move to Las Vegas largely because Clark County, Nevada, agreed to finance a new stadium with $750 million worth of tax-exempt bonds. Now, that tax exemption could be going away, leaving the county on the hook for even more money.

Aug 1, 2012

War memorial, art museum seek repair money

Negotiations over building maintenance are not complete between the War Memorial and Art Museum, but there is one point of agreement: Milwaukee County should pay the $10 million repair bill.

Jun 21, 2012

Commission approves $11 million for water incubator

The Milwaukee Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee on Thursday approved $11 million in revenue bonds to Water Accelerator LLC for a business incubator designed to attract water technology firms.

Sep 8, 2011

Cities, states backing off bonds

By David A. Lieb Associated Press Jefferson City, Mo. — Uncertainty about where their next dollar is coming from has chilled the municipal bond market, meaning cities and states will […]

May 4, 2011

UBS agrees to pay $160 million in bid rigging settlement

By ?MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS AG, has agreed to pay $160 million to settle charges that it rigged the bidding process for […]

Apr 12, 2010

Dane County encourages bond use for businesses

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced Monday she is urging businesses to take advantage of three bond programs to help develop and expand their operations and create new jobs in […]

Apr 6, 2010

Opposition heats up against coffee roaster’s bakery

By Sean Ryan Neighborhood opposition to an Alterra Coffee Roasters Inc. bakery in the middle of a Milwaukee retail area could hamstring three other company projects. Milwaukee-based Alterra is seeking […]

Feb 15, 2010

Schools eye stimulus for referendum projects (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan A few guys looking for work dropped by Market & Johnson Inc. project manager Mike Seichter’s office Friday morning in La Crosse. Rhinelander/School District Building Plan Hilbert/Addition […]

Jan 29, 2010

Wisconsin Business Council celebrates passage of Recovery Zone bonds bill

The Wisconsin Business Council on Thursday congratulated the state Legislature for taking quick action on a bill to improve access to federal Recovery Zone bonds. The Senate and Assembly on […]

Jan 25, 2010

Dane County secures $12.8 million in Recovery Zone Facility bonds

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk on Monday announced that the county was awarded $12.8 million of Recovery Zone Facility bonds that will help companies considering locating to or expanding in […]

Jan 7, 2010

State rules put disaster bond use in question

By Paul Snyder A victim of the 2008 floods in southern Wisconsin, Steve Mickelson says the state’s proposed policy allowing anyone in the damaged region to apply for federal disaster-recovery […]


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