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Local preference fight fails again

By Sean Ryan Contractors trying to win public works contracts in Milwaukee are continuing their attempts on multiple fronts to overturn the city’s local preference law. American Sewer Services Inc., Rubicon, and United Sewer and Water Inc., Menomonee Falls, on ...

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Contractor targets Milwaukee with federal lawsuit (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Underground Pipeline Construction Inc. intends to sue the city of Milwaukee for discrimination in failing to award a sewer contract to the company even though it was the low bidder for the job. The city instead enforced ...

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Milwaukee sticks with MJ, rejects local preference appeal (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan MJ Construction Inc. owner Michael Tomasini on Wednesday won a third sewer contract under Milwaukee’s local preference law but spent the morning defending his bids. “This is the cheapest we have ever bid,” said Tomasini, whose company ...

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Contractors rekindle local preference fight (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee has invoked its local bidder preference on three sewer project awards, and contractors have challenged every contract. Builders filing the latest challenge argue the local preference law hurts Milwaukee residents looking for work because, in the ...

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Local preference lands on national stage (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan The battle contractors are waging against Milwaukee’s preference for local bidders has sparked nationwide opposition to similar laws across the country. “This isn’t just in Milwaukee,” said Elaine Middleton, executive director of the Associated Utility Contractors of ...

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Judge rejects ban on local preference (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Two contractors are taking their fight against Milwaukee’s local preference law to a state agency after a judge Thursday rejected their arguments. Underground Pipeline Construction Inc., New Berlin, and American Sewer Services Inc., Rubicon, sued Milwaukee over ...

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