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Milwaukee’s bid preference law ends

By James Briggs The Milwaukee attorney’s office Monday reported the state budget bill had rendered unenforceable a two-year-old local bid preference ordinance. The budget, which passed in June, includes language mandating that “except when necessary to secure federal aid, a ...

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Pipe dream? Milwaukee considers steps to insure future

By James Briggs Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is considering whether to grant market dominance to a private insurance company in exchange for a portion of profit. An agreement approved Wednesday by the Milwaukee Common Council would let Utility Service Partners ...

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State budget threatens local contracting laws

By James Briggs The 2011-13 state budget has cast uncertainty over Milwaukee ordinances that subject some public works projects to prevailing wage and geographical bid preference requirements. The budget, signed into law Sunday by Gov. Scott Walker, includes language that ...

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Local preference law faces fresh challengers

By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee law favoring city-based contractors is among the targets of state and national construction associations trying to ban local preference ordinances. “If the idea catches on and spreads, you’ll have islands where only a few contractors ...

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Milwaukee slams door on bid preference appeal

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee has rejected at least one contractor’s request to appeal a project award based on an ordinance that gives 5 percent bid preferences to city-based companies. D.C. Burbach Inc., Waukesha, protested Aug. 6 after losing a bid ...

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Wanna make some cash in Milwaukee? Hire movers

By Marie Rohde

staff writer

It would seem that MJ Construction’s owner, Michael Tomasini, made a very smart decision when he moved at least part of his Menomonee Falls business to a building on Kaul Ave. that he owns with his wife.

It would seem that MJ Construction’s owner, Michael Tomasini, made a very smart decision when he moved at least part of his Menomonee Falls business to a building on Kaul Ave. that he owns with his wife.

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