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Wisconsin sees slight construction growth over last year, industry jobs excel (access required)

Several Wisconsin counties saw slight growth in new construction over the last year while a dozen saw less than 1% growth, according to a state revenue department report. Meanwhile, construction was among employment sectors which exceeded 2019 levels, according to a separate report. 

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Local officials turn to ‘transportation utility’ charges for roads; court challenges stand in their way (access required)

Transportation-utility fees are being adopted to pay for road repairs

With inflation only making the perennial problem of paying for road projects worse, local governments in Wisconsin are turning to a new means of raising revenue.

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Policy Forum: Transportation aid formula favors small towns, high-growth cities (access required)

Wisconsin's primary means of helping cities and towns pay for road work tends to delivers the most support to places with high property values and ongoing development at the expense of local governments that may have greater needs, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Policy Forum: $4.4B in unexpected tax collections presents “golden opportunity” for Wisconsin (access required)

A recent revelation that Wisconsin is likely to collect $4.4 billion more in taxes than expected over the next two years presents a "golden opportunity" for the state to improve infrastructure, train workers and deal with other pressing matters, according to a report released on Friday by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.

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