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Obama order weighs political contribution factors

By Jack Zemlicka President Barack Obama‘s proposed executive order that would require contractors disclose political contributions when bidding on federal projects sets an unneeded precedent, Wisconsin building officials say. But those same people acknowledge that the current competitive bid process ...

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Construction industry fights for more federal highway money

By Sean Ryan Construction industry representatives want every penny of a proposed federal tax on carbon producers to go to the Highway Trust Fund. But according to a draft bill unveiled by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., ...

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Bill pitches prison for willful workplace violations

By Paul Snyder Company executives, project managers and safety directors could face up to 20 years in prison for work site accidents if a federal bill becomes law. The Protecting America‘s Workers Act, introduced by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., would ...

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Builders rally against gas tax for carbon research

By Sean Ryan A proposal to use a federal gasoline tax increase to pay for carbon-emissions research is frustrating builder associations that want the money for highway construction. “Ultimately, we have very limited opportunities to make the investment that everybody ...

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Jobs bill roadblock threatens highway projects

By Paul Snyder Contractors are waiting for Congress to make a move after lawmakers failed to pass a bill extending financing for highway construction that left projects suspended throughout the country. The bill would prevent an $11.1 billion reduction in ...

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Health care bill polarizes builders

By Sean Ryan An insurance requirement in the U.S. Senate’s health care bill targeting small contractors has opponents worried lawmakers are unfairly singling out the construction industry. “That concerns me,” said Gary Roehrig, president of Roehrig & Savola Builders Inc., ...

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