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Cities losing prevailing wage momentum

Sean Ryan [email protected] Municipalities are losing their battle to reverse a decision that would require prevailing wages be paid on more projects. Thirteen municipalities are appealing Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development decisions requiring developers pay prevailing wages when building streets ...

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Tax proposal blindsides industry

Paul Snyder [email protected] Builder groups are lashing out at a late addition to the state budget that would establish new rules for independent contractors and set stiff penalties for worker misclassification. “If your intention is to talk about worker misclassification, ...

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Prevailing wage debate shifts to volunteers

Paul Snyder [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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Lawmaker challenges contractor registration

A state lawmaker, claiming the Department of Commerce has too loose a definition of the word “emergency,” is trying to overturn the agency’s contractor registration rule. “(DOC) went the emergency rule route so they can get it enacted quickly,” said ...

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Volley over prevailing wage continues

Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder [email protected] [email protected] The Wisconsin Legislature now is involved in an ongoing battle over whether the state’s prevailing wage rules should apply to municipal turnkey projects. The Assembly Committee on Labor soon will review a bill ...

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