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Aug 23, 2023

Top 20 construction groups spent $700K lobbying in first half of 2023

A sneak peek of lobbying efforts showed aggregate producers spent the most funds from January to June.

May 8, 2023

Infrastructure expansion sparks new clarification bill targeting roadbuilders and utilities

A bill seeking to have WisDOT compensate contractors for transportation project delays has support from both utilities and roadbuilders.

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Jul 6, 2022

Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary heats up over gas

The two front-runners in Wisconsin's Republican primary race for governor went after one another Wednesday over gas prices, marking a more negative shift in the race less than five weeks before the Aug. 9 primary.

Feb 11, 2022

Infrastructure group, transportation association top list of industry lobbyists for 2021 (UPDATE)

More than two dozen construction industry groups spent $1.7 million in total lobbying state lawmakers this past year.

Aug 5, 2021

Baas to replace Goss as head of transportation group WTBA

Steve Baas, who recently advocated for widening Interstate 94 west of downtown Milwaukee, will take over as head of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, the advocacy group announced on Thursday.

Jan 12, 2021

Evers welcomes COVID bill that would extend liability protections

Wisconsin's State Senate move forward on Tuesday with a revised COVID-19 relief bill in attempt at reaching a compromise with Gov. Tony Evers and shielding businesses from lawsuits over their handling of the virus.

Mar 20, 2020

Evers declares ban on gatherings of 10 or more doesn’t apply to construction (UPDATE)

A coalition of Wisconsin construction groups signaled the industry will continue to work amid an outbreak of COVID-19 that's shutting down much of the state's economy.

Feb 14, 2020

Interest group spending drops in second half of 2019

Interest groups spent $16.7 million lobbying the state Capitol during the second half of 2019, a big drop from the same period two years earlier, according to a check of filings.

Sep 10, 2019

Transportation Projects Commission likely to reconvene this winter

A commission called on to study some of Wisconsin's largest road projects may meet this winter for the first time in five years, a step that could lead to the addition of new highway projects to the state's to-do list.

Aug 5, 2019

LOBBY TALLY: Industry spends less trying to influence lawmakers during latest budget session

Even as lawmakers inked a wide-ranging transportation plan and briefly considered prevailing wages and other divisive policies earlier this year, they found themselves being lobbied far less than in previous years by construction-industry groups.

Jan 22, 2019

Transportation officials looking past State of the State to first Evers’ budget (UPDATE)

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Aug 29, 2018

WisDOT report shows higher debt, lower road spending under Walker administration

A recent Wisconsin Department of Transportation report shows that spending on transportation projects has decreased under Gov. Scott Walker even as debt has ballooned.


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