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‘Scott-Holes’ campaign targets voters already upset over state’s roads

A banner image appearing across the top of scottholes.com, a website maintained by the group Safe Transportation Over Politics. The site features dozens of submitted photographs showing crumbling roads in various parts of the state.

With many likely voters anxious about the condition of Wisconsin roads, a group tied to the largest construction union in the state is skewering Gov. Scott Walker over infrastructure spending in a series of election-cycle ads.

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Mitchell’s lead in union cash doesn’t result in support in polls

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell addresses high school seniors at his alma mater, Delavan-Darien High School, in Delavan in March. Mitchell, head of a state firefighters union, won the endorsement of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO on Thursday. He is one of nine top-tier Democrats running in the Aug. 14 primary. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell has the backing of a bevy of state and national union groups — and the campaign cash to prove it — unlike his opponents in an eight-person race to challenge Gov. Scott Walker this fall.

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Unions credit economy for increased membership in Wisconsin, US (UPDATE)

Union official are not surprised by new federal data suggesting that union membership increased in the state last year, and say the country's strong economy has helped them thrive amid a slew of laws meant to weaken their power.

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Trio of bills meant to encourage worker training

As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.

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Panel: Construction industry has long way to go to supply Foxconn workforce

Dan Bukiewicz, president of the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades council, Roger Clark, Southeastern Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council, Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, Georgia Maxwell, Deputy Secretary Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and moderator Joe Yovino Editor/Associate publisher of The Daily Reporter listen as another panelist speaks during “Constructing a New Wisconsin” held Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Memorial Hall in Racine. The roundtable discussion focused on how to go about supplying the workforce for the proposed $10 Billion Foxconn facility. Davis & Kuelthau sponsored the event. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

In supplying enough skilled workers to build Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, workforce-development groups can't expect to produce different results by doing things in the same old way.

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