On Jan. 1, 2018, the Wisconsin Legislature eliminated the personal property tax on machinery, tools and patterns.Read More »
The Assembly was expected on Thursday to approve a proposal that would allow payments for apprenticeship training to be deducted from income taxes.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Jill Billings John Schulze Mechanical Contractors of Wisconsin Wisconsin Assembly Wisconsin Pipe Trades AssociationRead More »
Wisconsin's Senate District 10 special election was seen by many as a preview of things to come in the 2018 mid-term elections. It also appears to have served as a sort of proxy battle between union and non-union groups in the construction industry.
Tagged with: Adam Jarchow Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 John Schulze Patty Schachtner Steve Kwaterski Wisconsin Laborers District CouncilRead More »
The good news is the bad news. Wisconsin's not-seasonally-adjusted construction-unemployment rate was the lowest on record for the state in November, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read More »
With the industry’s recruiting efforts bringing more young workers with little experience into the trades, what can contractors do to ensure their worksites remain safe?
Tagged with: AGC of Greater Milwaukee Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 John Schulze Mike Fabishak osha R. A. Smith National safety Terry McGowanRead More »
With the start of the state Legislature’s new session, construction industry representatives are preparing to bang their heads against an old wall: getting sales-tax exemptions when buying building materials for tax-exempt entities.Read More »
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's chief legal counsel left his job last week, just two days after the public release of an email he sent four years ago joking about legalizing prostitution as a way to increase tourism or provide jobs for people on welfare.Read More »