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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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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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Bill would boost Building Commission membership

By Paul Snyder A bill that would increase the number of state Building Commission members is facing criticism that more representation further frays the group’s commitment to checking politics at the door. “Historically, the Building Commission has stayed out of ...

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Building groups back DNR ties to governor (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder The debate over state Department of Natural Resources leadership appointments boils down to one issue for construction industry associations: Whoever controls project permitting must be accountable to the governor. “The problem is there’s a lot of gray ...

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