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CAPITOLISMS BLOG: Right-to-work and unleashing hungry wolves

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his campaign party, in West Allis, Wis. With Republicans holding even tighter control of the Wisconsin Legislature than before and Gov. Scott Walker enjoying his third statewide victory in four years, there is little to stop their agenda from moving quickly next year. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

In an article appearing next to Terry McGowan’s byline in the winter issue of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139’s Wisconsin News, the president and business manager of the road-builders and excavators union declares there are “strong political allies standing with us” in the fight against right-to-work legislation, changes to the state’s prevailing wage and similar proposals.

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Prevailing wage debate shifts to volunteers

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A failed attempt to save six sheds near Baraboo is now a rallying point for those who argue changes to the state’s prevailing wage law could cripple volunteer projects. But those people do not understand the law, ...

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Federal money sparks industry training debate

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will spend about $38 million in federal stimulus money to train displaced and new workers while waiting for more money to create jobs. “It’s kind of a chicken-egg thing,” said Assembly ...

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Industry hungry for digester projects

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Developers and installers caution Wisconsin must be sure the economy is ready for another run on renewable energy before the state rushes into building new anaerobic digesters. “There’s not a lack of interest or motivation,” said Dennis ...

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