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GOP wish list includes more road money, fewer regulations

By James Briggs In the final hours before Tuesday‘s midterm elections, Wisconsin Republicans had all but scheduled a group Lambeau Leap to celebrate their not-yet-attained takeover of the state Legislature and governor’s office. State Rep. Gary Tauchen, R-Bonduel, during a ...

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Road builders defend green building measures

By Joe Lanane Road building veterans and environmentalists are at odds over just how green the highway construction industry has become. “There are a lot of environmental groups that argue the paving industry was not very environmentally friendly, so we’ve ...

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Industry still waiting for stimulus boost

By Sean Ryan Contractors and engineers disappointed by the amount of federal stimulus work in 2009 might see more opportunities in 2010. Different sectors of the construction industry differ in their responses to whether the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

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Contractors avoid market risks

By Sean Ryan Shellshocked Wisconsin road builders are avoiding equipment purchases and work force expansions even with the promise of a packed bidding schedule in early 2010. It’s a mistake, said Kevin McMullen, president of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavers Association, ...

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Plant guidelines target road builders

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A state plan to recruit road builders for the war against foreign plant species will not stop the invasion, particularly if enlistment remains voluntary. The buckthorn, leafy spurge and spotted knapweed already have spread too far on ...

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Expansion eludes road builders

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Road contractors in Wisconsin are discovering the federal stimulus package is more like a federal status quo package. “It’s nice because we’ve been able to avoid layoffs,” said Rick Forsythe, division manager for Ashland-based Northwoods Paving Co. ...

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