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Builders rally for highway money

By Sean Ryan The federal government will hemorrhage $11.1 billion in 2010 highway money if Congress doesn’t pass a bill by Sunday to temporarily plug the leak. Wisconsin has $200.7 million at stake in the Congressional debate over jobs bills ...

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Industry groups support wage law changes

By Paul Snyder Three contractor groups are aligning themselves with the Department of Workforce Development in support of changes to the state’s prevailing wage law. Those groups — the Construction Business Group, the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and the Wisconsin ...

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Industry groups start drive for diesel rules (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Fearing a diesel emissions crackdown that could cripple construction company budgets, industry groups want new rules approved before the state has a chance to study the issue. The Wisconsin Clean Diesel Coalition — with the Associated General ...

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Consultant spending challenges lawmakers

Paul Snyder Wisconsin lawmakers have a choice: Accept state agencies’ increased use of private engineering consultants for construction projects or give the departments more money to hire more people. “I don’t know what the answer is on this thing,” said ...

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Debate continues over WisDOT consultant use

By Paul Snyder Discussion took a new direction Wednesday in lawmakers’ examination of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s use of private consultants on various projects. “We need to get over the question of which costs more,” said Tom Walker, Wisconsin ...

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Joint Committee on Finance hears construction stimulus reports

By Paul Snyder The Joint Committee on Finance Thursday got its first report from the construction industry on the effects of stimulus money in 2009. Bob Barker, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin; Pat Goss, executive ...

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Industry still waiting for stimulus boost

By Sean Ryan Contractors and engineers disappointed by the amount of federal stimulus work in 2009 might see more opportunities in 2010. Different sectors of the construction industry differ in their responses to whether the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

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Wisconsin steers clear of diesel debate (AUDIO)

By Sean Ryan Builders nationwide are fighting a proposed California rule requiring reductions in diesel emissions from construction equipment. Industry groups fear California’s rule will set a standard for other states to adopt. But in Wisconsin, regulators are content partnering ...

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