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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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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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City faces local preference criticism (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan A Milwaukee alderman is defending the city’s preference for local bidders against criticism from Milwaukee 7, a group formed to promote regional cooperation. “It seems any type of legislation or a policy objective that benefits the city ...

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Green building puts some in the red

By Sean Ryan Wisconsin Public Service Corp. is considering furloughs and layoffs to offset declining revenue yet still supports green construction that will cut into demand for the utility’s electricity. Barb Nick, WPS’s senior vice president of energy delivery and ...

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Contractors prep for local preference showdown

By Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A Tuesday court hearing represents the one chance contractors will have to kill a Milwaukee bidding preference because city leaders remain steadfast in their support. The chances are slim to none the Milwaukee Common Council will ...

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