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Mar 23, 2010

Lawmaker joins push for I-39/90 expansion

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, is lining up with a coalition pushing for expansion of Interstate 39/90 between Madison and the Illinois border. But getting the […]

Mar 22, 2010

Health reform stirs competition concerns

By Sean Ryan Two of the nation’s largest construction associations oppose a health care reform bill because, they argue, it threatens competition and would boost the cost of doing business. […]

Mar 5, 2010

Builders question apprenticeship testing

By Sean Ryan There is no substitute for experience, according to builders who are skeptical of letting apprentices test out of training. “We like it right the way it is, […]

Feb 8, 2010

Pippin could be Zippin to Wisconsin (1:42 p.m. 2/8/10)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — If the mayor of Green Bay gets his way, the old wooden roller coaster Elvis Presley loved to ride will be rolling north. The Commercial Appeal […]

Jan 26, 2010

Freight rail work fails to get on track

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. will struggle to improve the state’s freight rail service until it gets money for track upgrades, which will be difficult to do […]

Dec 23, 2009

Maintenance bill highlights lack of road money

By Paul Snyder A bill that would give Milwaukee County the freedom to ask the state for more road maintenance money for the winter is the latest fallout from state […]

Dec 17, 2009

UWM campus plan advances

By Sean Ryan Progress trumped caution Thursday when the Milwaukee County Board took an official step toward selling a Wauwatosa property for development of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee engineering campus. […]

Nov 30, 2009

Unemployed laborers flock to the classroom (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Al Friedl is turning people away at the door of his construction training classes because he doesn’t have enough desks to match the number of unemployed workers […]


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