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State budget threatens local contracting laws

By James Briggs The 2011-13 state budget has cast uncertainty over Milwaukee ordinances that subject some public works projects to prevailing wage and geographical bid preference requirements. The budget, signed into law Sunday by Gov. Scott Walker, includes language that ...

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Milwaukee may force primes to pay faster (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee can take its first step toward race and gender equity on projects simply by requiring prime contractors pay subcontractors more quickly, according to an alderman backing the payment change. “This is one of the easiest things ...

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Construction material costs rise in December

The price of nearly every major construction material increased last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December producer price index. The prices of four key construction materials increased in December and overall in 2010. Diesel fuel increased 2.3 ...

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Milwaukee gives bridge builders a need for speed

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee for the first time is taking a carrot-and-stick approach with contractors to lessen the harm two downtown bridge projects will cause already struggling businesses. Contractors bidding on the $19.6 million reconstruction of the Juneau Avenue bridge ...

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Industry still struggling to find work, jobless rate at 20 percent

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter The summer has been busy at BDC Building Design & Construction Inc., with company president Bruce Johnson touting the overall number of remodeling jobs on the rise. But he hardly called it ...

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