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UW System eminent domain bill stalls in Assembly (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A bill that would increase legislative oversight of the University of Wisconsin System’s use of eminent domain lacks enough votes to make it to the Assembly floor. State Rep. Fred Kessler, D-Milwaukee, said the Assembly Committee on ...

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Eminent domain case centers on project timing

By Paul Snyder Attorneys for a Madison bar say the University of Wisconsin System should not be allowed to bully a smaller neighbor into surrendering to the threat of the use of eminent domain. “The big issue here is: Does ...

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Lawsuit may delay Bent Tree Wind Farm (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A lawsuit over Wisconsin’s approval of a Minnesota wind farm threatens to delay the construction start and drive up the project cost. “At this point, we anticipate construction will begin this spring, so we hope the case ...

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James Cape suit returned to circuit court

By Paul Snyder James Cape & Sons Co.’s case against a former employee and two other construction firms is heading back to circuit court with some momentum for the now-defunct company. “This is very favorable for Cape,” said Matthew Flynn, ...

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Lawmaker: Abuse should prompt oversight (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder The UW System’s use of eminent domain to acquire a downtown Madison building is prompting a legislative call for more oversight of the process. But the bill that would create that oversight focuses only on the UW ...

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Sick leave law would trump bargaining

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The sick leave guidelines Milwaukee released Wednesday confirmed industry fears that the ordinance would override paid time-off provisions in contractors’ collective-bargaining agreements. “Everybody understands what the goal is, but the problem with that is you have, within ...

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