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Mar 18, 2011

Lawmakers call for Madison power plant construction halt (UPDATE)

By James Briggs Lawmakers want work stopped on a $150 million-plus renovation of the Charter Street Heating Plant or a commitment from the governor’s office that it won’t be sold […]

Mar 16, 2011

Lawmakers boycott state Building Commission meeting

By James Briggs It was a curious time to be late for a meeting. Alan Fish, vice chancellor of facilities for University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Wednesday walked into the state […]

Dec 15, 2010

Democrats: Walker’s train refusal could cost taxpayers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers are asking Gov.-elect Scott Walker to explain how he’ll pay for certain train-related expenses after the Republican refused federal money that would […]

Jun 30, 2010

Contractors lose again in local preference fight

By Caley Clinton Two sewer contractors lost appeals Wednesday to overturn a project award based on Milwaukee’s local preference law. American Sewer Services Inc., Rubicon, and United Sewer & Water […]

Jun 28, 2010

Local preference opponents lose court challenge

By Caley Clinton Sewer contractors opposing Milwaukee’s local-bidder preference lost Monday in a challenge of the law. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge William Pocan ruled the city of Milwaukee does […]

Apr 26, 2010

Judge upholds local bid preference (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee’s local bidder preference Monday withstood legal challenges filed by sewer contractors that lost projects because of the law. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge William Pocan ruled […]

Apr 26, 2010

Democrats defend action on jobs amid criticism

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jobs and the economy. That’s what Democrats who control the Legislature promised they would focus on this year as Wisconsin […]

Mar 31, 2010

Dental project money makes lawmaker grit teeth

By Paul Snyder A proposal to kick $10 million in state money toward a nonprofit company’s building project is taking hits as a last-minute rush job that sidesteps legislative protocol. […]

Mar 3, 2010

Doyle signs bill to require contract work in U.S.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle has approved a law that will require state agencies to make sure their contractors are performing the work in the United States, with […]

Feb 11, 2010

Local preference fight fails again

By Sean Ryan Contractors trying to win public works contracts in Milwaukee are continuing their attempts on multiple fronts to overturn the city’s local preference law. American Sewer Services Inc., […]

Nov 20, 2009

Lawmakers call for hearings on stimulus spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Two Wisconsin lawmakers, skeptical of claims about jobs created by federal stimulus money, are calling for public hearings on how the state is spending its share of […]

Nov 12, 2009

Judge rejects ban on local preference (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Two contractors are taking their fight against Milwaukee’s local preference law to a state agency after a judge Thursday rejected their arguments. Underground Pipeline Construction Inc., New […]


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