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Judge upholds local bid preference (UPDATE)

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 ...

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Local preference lands on national stage (UPDATE)

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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City faces local preference criticism (UPDATE)

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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Mandates make sewer projects top priority

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com 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 ...

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