The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to consider Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to authorize more borrowing for clean-water projects.Read More »
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee’s local bidder preference Monday withstood legal challenges filed by sewer contractors that lost projects because of the law. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge William Pocan ruled the city of Milwaukee can apply the preference to sewer ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan The battle contractors are waging against Milwaukee’s preference for local bidders has sparked nationwide opposition to similar laws across the country. “This isn’t just in Milwaukee,” said Elaine Middleton, executive director of the Associated Utility Contractors of ...
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By Sean Ryan A Milwaukee alderman is defending the city’s preference for local bidders against criticism from Milwaukee 7, a group formed to promote regional cooperation. “It seems any type of legislation or a policy objective that benefits the city ...
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Sean Ryan [email protected] The Oct. 1 deadline to sign contracts for water and sewer stimulus projects is forcing municipalities to scramble and builders to consider increasing their bids. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources received more than $100 million from ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] Small southeastern Wisconsin communities are grappling with how to balance budgets for mandated long-term sewer maintenance without increasing taxes or fees. The state — through the settlement of 2003 sewer overflow violations —is requiring 29 communities in ...Read More »