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Wisconsin engineers file lawsuit against state (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state union bargaining unit representing about 1,100 engineers filed a lawsuit against the state Tuesday seeking to stop temporary layoffs. The union argued in the lawsuit filed in Dane ...

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Ethanol producer settles with DNR

By Sean Ryan [email protected] Utica Energy LLC’s decision to settle wastewater charges is the latest example of a growing problem between ethanol producers and Wisconsin regulators. Utica Energy, which operates an ethanol plant in the town of Utica, will pay ...

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Contractors prep for local preference showdown

By Sean Ryan [email protected] A Tuesday court hearing represents the one chance contractors will have to kill a Milwaukee bidding preference because city leaders remain steadfast in their support. The chances are slim to none the Milwaukee Common Council will ...

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Contracts caught in bid preference debate

Sean Ryan [email protected] Milwaukee is bidding out three contracts that would grant a 5 percent cushion to city-based builders even as two contractors are asking a judge to prohibit the local preference. A Milwaukee County judge on Nov. 3 will ...

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Milwaukee might expand preference law

Sean Ryan [email protected] The regional market around Milwaukee would be better served if the city kills its local-business preference rather than tweaking it to broaden the pool of participants, according to a contractor association leader. “In some regards, I wish ...

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