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Group looks to protect taxpayers from misclassification abuses

A construction lobbying group is pushing for changes to state law that would give Wisconsin companies a bidding advantage on state projects and require companies that misclassify workers to tack the cost of taxpayer-funded health insurance and other benefits onto public bids.

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Republicans reject Evers’ spending on state, UW buildings (UPDATE)

A Big Boy statue from the once-popular restaurant chain stands alongside other artifacts in the basement of the Wisconsin Historical Society's headquarters in Madison. State officials, who have long sought to find a new home for the museum, recently abandoned plans to put a new building on Madison's Capitol Square and now are looking to replace a government building on East Washington Avenue. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Republicans on the Wisconsin Building Commission rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan for $2.5 billion worth of construction projects across the state, an unprecedented decision Wednesday that shows the difficulties entailed in divided government and moves the fight over capital building projects to the Legislature.

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Transportation officials looking past State of the State to first Evers’ budget (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers – flanked by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Caleb Frostman, Evers’ nominee for secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – speaks to reporters following a tour of the training organization WRTP/Big Step's Milwaukee offices on Monday. Evers, a Democrat, met with Republican lawmakers the following day to talk about his policy priorities, including bringing more transparency to the Foxonn project in Racine County. (Staff photo by Nate Beck)

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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