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Obama order weighs political contribution factors (access required)

By Jack Zemlicka President Barack Obama‘s proposed executive order that would require contractors disclose political contributions when bidding on federal projects sets an unneeded precedent, Wisconsin building officials say. But those same people acknowledge that the current competitive bid process ...

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UW System, state strike construction deal before Building Commission meeting

By James Briggs A last-minute deal between the University of Wisconsin System and Gov. Scott Walker has guaranteed the construction of major building projects that had been left out of the original 2011-13 capital budget. The state Building Commission on ...

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High-speed rail fuels Madison mayoral campaign

By James Briggs The high-speed rail debate is trudging into a new campaign season. Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz on Monday announced the start of his re-election campaign, and in doing so set the stage for a two-year battle between the ...

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Subs want bill to kill bid shopping spree

By Paul Snyder Subcontractors searching for state project deliveries perfectly free of bid shopping might have to settle for a good-enough compromise. “Is trying to stop any bid shopping after the general contractor’s bid better than what there is now? ...

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