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Mar 21, 2018

Exception to single-prime bidding heads to Walker’s desk

A proposal that would make the approval of state building projects easier is just one step away from becoming law.

Mar 19, 2018

Senate to take up exception to single-prime bidding, wetlands bills

Among the dozens of bills on its plate Wednesday, the Wisconsin Senate will be taking up Legislation that would make approvals of state projects easier.

Jan 8, 2018

Bill to allow exception to single-prime contracting for certain state projects

With the encouragement of various construction groups and the UW System, state lawmakers could vote as early as this month on a bill meant to ease the way for approvals of state building projects.

May 29, 2015

Motion would change approval process for UW projects

Even while scrapping much of Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to give the University of Wisconsin System more autonomy from state government, lawmakers want to keep intact a proposal that would make it easier to get certain university building projects underway.

Jan 22, 2014

AGC seeks answers on bid policy

An Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin letter is bringing to light a discrepancy between the surety-bonding coverage construction companies can get and the maximum dollar amount of projects the state will let them undertake.

Jan 8, 2014

Questions linger about state’s new single-prime system

Even though the state’s new single-prime contracting system of managing construction projects has taken effect, industry officials say some fundamental questions still need answers.

Jun 30, 2013

Budget to impact construction industry

In signing the state’s 2013-15 budget bill Sunday, Gov. Scott Walker left unchanged a tax increase that is estimated to cost construction companies and other heavy users of the state’s unemployment fund millions of dollars in the coming years.

Jun 19, 2013

Assembly passes state budget

The state Assembly approved an amendment Wednesday to the state budget that would slightly alter proposals to make single-prime contracting the default method of awarding state building contracts and to allow state assets to be put up for sale, among other things.

May 30, 2013

Single-prime contracting in Walker’s budget

The state’s budget committee voted Thursday to make single-prime contracting the state’s default method of awarding and overseeing most construction projects.

Apr 30, 2013

Project delivery getting buried in policy

It’s easy to understand why Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to change Wisconsin’s primary method of awarding and overseeing state construction projects has been the subject of little debate among lawmakers.

Apr 18, 2013

AGC drops opposition to single-prime method of project delivery

The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin has withdrawn its opposition to the system of single-prime project delivery contained in Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-15 proposed budget.

Jun 17, 2011

Industry sets priorities for next legislative session

By James Briggs With the state budget completed, lawmakers are returning to their districts after a busy and contentious legislative session. The Legislature particularly was active on construction issues. Among […]


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