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Debt debate puts roadwork at risk

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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Industry sets priorities for next legislative session

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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Hoffman offers an alternative for Minn. road project (UPDATE)

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 ...

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Budget battle stalls prevailing wage change

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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Views from around the state: Tort rules not a liability in state

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 ...

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