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Jan 4, 2012

GOP will hold mining hearing in north

Republicans will hold a hearing on a contentious mining bill in northern Wisconsin after all.

Oct 25, 2011

Assembly leader wants mining bill by year’s end (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder says he hopes to have mining legislation completed by the end of the year. Suder, an Abbotsford Republican, made the remarks […]

May 26, 2011

Prevailing wage bill up for grabs

By James Briggs Rep. Mary Williams, R-Medford, has handed over to Assembly leadership a bill that would exempt most government construction projects from Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law. Questions remain, though, […]

May 18, 2011

Walker names members of economic development corp. (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker convened the first meeting of his newly reorganized Commerce Department’s board Wednesday, introducing members with Republican and business […]

Mar 25, 2011

Prevailing wage bill back on track

By James Briggs A bill targeting the state’s prevailing wage law could begin circulating within weeks. The legislation not only would seek to roll back the most recent changes made […]

Mar 14, 2011

Legislature in neutral on prevailing wage change

By James Briggs Efforts to amend Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law are stalled more than a month after Rep. Mary Williams, R-Medford, said she was close to drafting a bill calling […]

Jan 20, 2011

Republicans target prevailing wage changes

By James Briggs State Rep. Mary Williams keeps in her Capitol office a tangible reminder of a law she says is holding down Wisconsin’s construction industry. Opening the top-right drawer […]

Apr 20, 2010

Late-game fatigue setting in in Madison

By Paul Snyder

staff writer

Lawmakers at the Capitol are working hard to get a number of bills through before session ends Thursday.

Mar 12, 2010

Prevailing wage bill gets chilly reception

By Paul Snyder Political resistance and timing could spoil the construction industry’s chance to speak out on a bill that would repeal the state’s new prevailing wage law. “If we’re […]

Mar 11, 2010

Bill introduced to repeal prevailing wage changes

By Paul Snyder A bill that would repeal every change made to the state’s prevailing wage law in the 2009-11 budget has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Workforce […]

Mar 2, 2010

More voices calling to be heard on prevailing wage

By Paul Snyder

staff writer

As with many issues the Legislature tackled in the state budget instead of standalone bills, the prevailing wage law changes riled many opponents who argued the topic was too important not to get its own h[...]

Feb 18, 2010

Bill targets prevailing wage law (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A bill that would repeal every prevailing wage law change enacted in last year’s state budget faces long odds in the Democrat-controlled Legislature. State Rep. Mary Williams, […]


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