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State contracting bill heads to Senate floor

The Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill designed to bring more transparency to state contracting projects. The bill, authored by state Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, requires state agencies to collect and ...

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Debate continues over WisDOT consultant use

By Paul Snyder Discussion took a new direction Wednesday in lawmakers’ examination of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s use of private consultants on various projects. “We need to get over the question of which costs more,” said Tom Walker, Wisconsin ...

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Stimulus bond bill could reshuffle projects (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Equal opportunity does not mean equal odds for local governments vying for a piece of more than $238 million in federal stimulus bonds for construction projects. “There are cities and counties in this state that have full-time ...

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