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 of her desk Wednesday afternoon, the Republican from Medford pulled ...Read More »
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 preference to city-based companies, and a sewer project bid by ...Read More »
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. “We don’t have the authority to say we’re not going ...Read More »
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 2005 limited development in a lower east side neighborhood in ...Read More »
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 just looking at repealing all the work we did last ...
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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 anytime soon,” said Todd Stuart, executive director of the Wisconsin ...Read More »