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Milwaukee gives bridge builders a need for speed (access required)

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee for the first time is taking a carrot-and-stick approach with contractors to lessen the harm two downtown bridge projects will cause already struggling businesses. Contractors bidding on the $19.6 million reconstruction of the Juneau Avenue bridge ...

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Campaigns pledge to cut construction money (access required)

By James Briggs In his zeal to stop a proposed high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker made a pitch to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Walker asked for public hearings on an area ...

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Stimulus helping industry, AGC economist says

By Joe Yovino Spending from the Federal government’s stimulus program is helping the construction industry, albeit slower than many expected. That’s according to Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America. Simonson spoke Thursday during an industrywide ...

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