By helping local governments avoid federal prevailing wages and regulations on road projects, lawmakers are hoping to make the state’s tight transportation budget stretch further.Read More »
By Paul Snyder Union officials are blaming counties for killing a bill that would have required licenses for crane and heavy equipment operators. Counties wanted their employees exempted from licensing, said Robb Kahl, executive director of the Construction Business Group, ...
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Paul Snyder [email protected] The Wisconsin County Highways Association wants a video eye on motorists driving through road construction zones, but the group first needs to bypass skepticism in the Legislature. “There are a lot of generic concerns about enforcing laws ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] Wisconsin roadworkers are at the mercy of inattentive drivers and a difficult-to-enforce move-over law. “Ultimately, the orange barrel doesn’t do much to protect us,” said Bruce Stelzner, Chippewa County highway commissioner and president of the Wisconsin Counties ...Read More »