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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 […]

Jun 17, 2010

Milwaukee bid preference cuts city contractor

By Sean Ryan M.J. Construction Inc. fell $17 short of winning its seventh Milwaukee contract under the city‘s local preference law. The law requires Milwaukee give a 5 percent bid […]

May 24, 2010

Outagamie County lashes out at prevailing wage

By Paul Snyder Predicting a drain on their construction budget, Outagamie County officials are adding their voices to the chorus of boos directed at the state’s new prevailing wage law. […]

Mar 29, 2010

Development law splits Milwaukee neighborhood

By Sean Ryan A proposal to wipe out a five-year-old development law in a Milwaukee neighborhood is reigniting an argument over the best way to govern growth. The city in […]

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 […]

Aug 10, 2009

Nuclear movement mushrooms in Capitol

Paul Snyder [email protected] It still could take years for construction to get rolling if state lawmakers manage to lift Wisconsin’s moratorium on nuclear development. “Frankly, I don’t see it happening […]


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