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AGC survey: Federal proposal for government projects worth $35 million or more will hurt contractors, small-business owners (access required)

The head of a nationwide contractor association said on Thursday that a new federal rule for project labor agreements for federal projects worth $35 million or more would place burdensome restraints on contractors and hurt disadvantaged construction businesses. 

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Builders rally for highway money

By Sean Ryan The federal government will hemorrhage $11.1 billion in 2010 highway money if Congress doesn’t pass a bill by Sunday to temporarily plug the leak. Wisconsin has $200.7 million at stake in the Congressional debate over jobs bills ...

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Federal highway plan rolls toward deadline

Sean Ryan [email protected] Wisconsin’s fragile status as a winner in federal transportation payments is at stake as construction associations pressure Congress to pass a new law to pay for roadwork. “The ideal would be for Congress and the administration to ...

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Prevailing-wage rules rile union, homebuilders

Sean Ryan [email protected] A federal prevailing-wage requirement for stimulus-backed weatherization projects is drawing fire from labor and management. Labor wants the pay rate to go higher. Management wants the rate to go away. Both sides realize they have little chance ...

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