A $425,000 park shelter project paid for entirely through donations has sparked a proposal to tweak the state's prevailing wage law for the second time in three months.Read More »
By James Briggs A bill targeting the state’s prevailing wage law could begin circulating within weeks. The legislation not only would seek to roll back the most recent changes made under the previous Democratic-controlled Legislature, but also would soften the ...Read More »
By James Briggs Some construction groups are celebrating tangible evidence of a shifting state Capitol culture after years spent fighting new rules designed to govern the industry. Gov. Scott Walker this week introduced a bill that would make it more ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Campaigns for the state Legislature and the growing debate over transportation spending are likely to collide in the November elections. Many Wisconsin counties are lining up advisory referendums to ask voters if they support a constitutional amendment ...
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By Paul Snyder Predicting a drain on their construction budget, Outagamie County officials are adding their voices to the chorus of boos directed at the state’s new prevailing wage law. “We don’t have the authority to say we’re not going ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The state’s prevailing wage reporting requirements that were on hold while a judge considered a request for an injunction are back in effect. Dane County Circuit Court Judge John Markson Thursday denied the request for an injunction ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Union officials are blaming counties for killing a bill that would have required licenses for crane and heavy equipment operators. Counties wanted their employees exempted from licensing, said Robb Kahl, executive director of the Construction Business Group, ...
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By Paul Snyder A proposal to license heavy equipment operators is overkill for an industry already with plenty to lose if the wrong person is running a big machine, according to a 31-year construction veteran. “There are some operators that ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A bill that would repeal every prevailing wage law change enacted in last year’s state budget faces long odds in the Democrat-controlled Legislature. State Rep. Mary Williams, R-Medford, has drafted a bill that would reinstate a threshold ...
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By Paul Snyder Three contractor groups are aligning themselves with the Department of Workforce Development in support of changes to the state’s prevailing wage law. Those groups — the Construction Business Group, the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and the Wisconsin ...
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