A lobbying group is considering pushing for changes that would give Wisconsin contractors an edge over out-of-state companies — a policy it says might be needed in response to a recent increase in the number of out-of-state contractors that are winning local projects.
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.
Wisconsin voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to consider more than $1 billion worth of school referendum spending in another lucrative election that follows on a surge in public school construction last year.
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.
Wisconsin's recent surge in school construction is showing no signs of slowing down, with voters throughout the state being asked to consider more than $1 billion in school-construction referendums this April.
New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Wisconsin voters will have a chance on Tuesday to set a record for school referendum spending in 2018, with $1.4 billion worth of requests on the ballot.
With a prominent Wisconsin lawmaker irked that a record could be set for approvals of school projects this year, a lobbying group has emerged to block legislation that could upend the state's school-referendum system.
Jason Culotta’s career, both in and out of politics, has alternated between intense stretches of nonstop work and quiet moments when he really didn’t know what to do next.
As Gov. Scott Walker pledged would happen, plans to build an addition to a prominent UW-Madison dairy building are moving forward despite lawmakers’ recent sparring over the state’s level of construction debt.
Pardon the use of the broad brush, but I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say construction workers — at least in some parts of the state — are regularly in Republicans’ corner come election time.
As is happening in Wisconsin, pushes to repeal prevailing-wage laws in other states have eventually softened this year into campaigns for reform.
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