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Madison expands TIF, agrees to subsidize Edgewater redevelopment

By James Briggs Plans to redevelop Madison’s Edgewater Hotel have reached the end of a long and winding road through the city’s legions of committees and boards. Madison’s TIF Review Committee on Wednesday approved a controversial $16 million tax subsidy ...

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OSHA opting for more enforcement

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is directing more focus to job site enforcement as involvement wanes in a voluntary program meant to avoid injuries and infractions. OSHA representatives in Wisconsin say ...

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Lawsuit could delay Edgewater redevelopment

By Paul Snyder Madison’s Common Council president is blasting a lawsuit challenging the city’s approval of the proposed Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. “It’s a case that’s very unlikely to succeed, but even then, it wouldn’t surprise me if there was an ...

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Union draws line on domestic partner proposal

By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin labor leader is wary of a Madison alderman’s proposal to require contractors on public works projects provide domestic partner benefits to employees. Alderman Mike Verveer said the city attorney is drafting an ordinance proposal for ...

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Madison construction unions back library renovation (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Madison-area construction unions are lining up behind Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s push to renovate the city’s central library. But some groups are not sold on the plan. “Unemployment’s at 20 percent in our local alone,” said Dave Boetcher, ...

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Unions want PLA for Edgewater job

By Paul Snyder Madison labor unions, not the Common Council, might ultimately decide the fate of the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. The Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin is ready to blanket the Common Council with emergency lobbying ...

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Showdown looming on Madison’s Edgewater project

By Paul Snyder As badly as Madison-area labor unions need the work the redevelopment of the Edgewater Hotel would provide, at least one will retract its support without a project labor agreement. “They said they were going to sign a ...

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