Federal lawmakers paved a six-month detour for road builders Thursday, but it’s the cliff dive in one year that has builders most concerned.Read More »
The Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association spent the most money among construction member groups lobbying legislators for the first half of 2011, according to data released Thursday by the state Government Accountability Board.Read More »
The transportation industry and elected officials are withholding optimism about President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan, which includes $60 billion for road projects, until more particulars are revealed.Read More »
A proposal to increase the amount of money the state can spend on individual airport projects could shift the balance of contracts from maintenance work to large-scale construction.
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By Adam Wise Jim Hoffman is saving his money, extending his credit limits and bracing for potential layoffs to keep his road-building company afloat should the federal government fail to resolve its debt limit impasse. “What I’m doing is basically ...
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By James Briggs With the state budget completed, lawmakers are returning to their districts after a busy and contentious legislative session. The Legislature particularly was active on construction issues. Among the bills passed during the first six months of 2011 ...
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By Jack Zemlicka It took less than 15 minutes for Hoffman Construction Co. to go from disappointed loser to astonished winner. Jim Hoffman, owner of Black River Falls-based Hoffman, said he was crushed when the bids were announced Friday for ...Read More »
By James Briggs In the volatile aftermath of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget address, which he delivered Tuesday to a joint session of the Legislature, transportation builders are among the few groups smiling over what the next two fiscal years could ...Read More »
By James Briggs As large-scale protesting runs into a second week, the state Capitol remains consumed with Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. That means other issues — some of them time-sensitive — are stuck on the back burner. “There’s ...
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How do you sort out all the rhetoric about the need for tort reform in Wisconsin? And why is it so important that Wisconsin reform in order to create jobs? Most of us probably don’t know the difference between a ...Read More »