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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.

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WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT: Evers cuts Kaukauna bridge, tolling study from budget; keeps design-build

Gov. Tony Evers, surrounded by Democratic lawmakers and members of his Cabinet, speaks about his proposed state budget on June 20 at the state Capitol. Evers’ administration is recommending new groundwater-quality standards for 27 substances found to be a threat to public health, including compounds known as PFAS. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

In signing his first biennial budget on Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers tossed out a number of GOP-sponsored infrastructure provisions, including a bridge project in the district of a key Republican lawmaker and rules that would make it easier for gravel quarries to operate in Wisconsin.

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