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Aug 24, 2023

Facing unique challenges, Wisconsin dump truck advocates seek to revive owner-operator rate

WisDOT pointed to the Legislature for relief for Wisconsin’s aggregate haulers.

Oct 7, 2021

Michigan Gov. restores prevailing wages on state projects

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that Michigan will pay higher "prevailing" wages on state construction projects, three years after Republican legislators repealed a long-standing law that required better pay.

Jan 15, 2021

Study: One in 10 Wisconsin construction workers misclassified

About one in 10 Wisconsin construction workers are improperly classified as independent contractors or paid in cash, abuses that deprive the state of about $40 million worth of tax revenue every year.

Dec 22, 2020

Wisconsin 5th in ABC’s annual ‘merit shop’ ranking of states

Wisconsin has come in 5th in the Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual ranking of state’s reliance on “merit shop” principles in their regulation and governance of the construction industry.

Aug 5, 2019

LOBBY TALLY: Industry spends less trying to influence lawmakers during latest budget session

Even as lawmakers inked a wide-ranging transportation plan and briefly considered prevailing wages and other divisive policies earlier this year, they found themselves being lobbied far less than in previous years by construction-industry groups.

Jul 26, 2019

Prevailing wage proponents not always forthright

It’s a common strategy these days for partisan activists to attempt to discredit supporters of policies they don’t like without actually addressing the merits of the policies in question.

May 2, 2019

GOP taking prevailing-wage reinstatement, lead-pipe money out of budget proposal

Republicans plan to kill some of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ biggest proposals in the first vote taken this year by the state’s budget-writing committee, including plans to set aside $40 million to replace lead pipes, repeal the state’s right-to-work laws and reinstate prevailing-wage laws.

Apr 12, 2019

Revisiting predictions about prevailing-wage repeal

There’s an old quote that says, “The historian is a prophet looking backwards.”

Apr 4, 2019

Republicans, Democrats disagree on Evers’ workforce plans

Gov. Tony Evers' proposed budget wouldn't do enough to attract workers to Wisconsin and his proposals, including increasing the minimum wage, would actually hurt businesses, Republican lawmakers on the Legislature's budget committee argued on Thursday.

Nov 9, 2018

EDITORIAL: With Evers’ victory, lawmakers have rare opportunity for compromise

With their dream of booting Gov. Scott Walker from office finally realized, Wisconsin unions are no doubt yearning to check off some items from a long-held to-do list.

Jun 11, 2018

GOP’s Jacque says shoeleather will help him clear ‘blue wave’ chatter on Tuesday

An architect of Wisconsin's prevailing-wage repeal who won a tough-fought battle in May to secure his party's nomination for an open state Senate seat says he's confident his shoe-leather campaigning will make up for the fundraising disadvantage he faces in Tuesday's special election in northeast Wisconsin.

Jun 8, 2018

Prevailing-wage repeal: The stealth winner in GOP primary for Senate seat

At first blush, the outcome of the Republican primary held in May for a special election this month in Wisconsin’s 1st State Senate District appears to be a victory for a state representative with solid conservative bona fides over a political newcomer.


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