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May 14, 2019

Budget panel OKs Evers’ plan for clean-water borrowing (UPDATE)

The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to consider Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to authorize more borrowing for clean-water projects.

Apr 26, 2010

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 […]

Dec 14, 2009

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 […]

Nov 23, 2009

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 […]

Jul 10, 2009

Stimulus deadlines squeeze sewer projects

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 […]

May 26, 2009

Mandates make sewer projects top priority

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 […]


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