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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. “We don’t have the authority to say we’re not going ...

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Licensing debate continues after bill dies

By Paul Snyder Union officials are blaming counties for killing a bill that would have required licenses for crane and heavy equipment operators. Counties wanted their employees exempted from licensing, said Robb Kahl, executive director of the Construction Business Group, ...

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Industry groups support wage law changes

By Paul Snyder Three contractor groups are aligning themselves with the Department of Workforce Development in support of changes to the state’s prevailing wage law. Those groups — the Construction Business Group, the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and the Wisconsin ...

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Attorney general favors no-bid county roadwork

By Sean Ryan A Thursday decision by Wisconsin’s attorney general reinforces municipal authority to bypass bidding and award road reconstruction contracts to county highway departments. The decision is a response to a request filed a year ago by the Construction ...

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Volley over prevailing wage continues

Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder [email protected] [email protected] The Wisconsin Legislature now is involved in an ongoing battle over whether the state’s prevailing wage rules should apply to municipal turnkey projects. The Assembly Committee on Labor soon will review a bill ...

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