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May 1, 2023

Trenching safety: OSHA, Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association form alliance to train workers

OSHA offices and the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association formed a two-year alliance to promote safety information for trenching and excavation.

Jul 13, 2018

Dangers of excavation work on display in deadly Sun Prairie blast

After severed gas lines led to both a deadly explosion in Sun Prairie and an evacuation in Fond du Lac this week, industry officials are saying now's a perfect time to reflect on the dangers of reckless excavations.

Jan 29, 2014

Milwaukee water rate increase in the works

Milwaukee Water Works wants state approval for a rate increase that would raise $10 million, enough to start to catch up on water main replacements.

May 4, 2012

Letter to the editor: Time to share information

After reading Mr. Richard W. Wanta's remarks in The Daily Reporter's Monday Voices of April 30, I am compelled to respond by, first, congratulating The Daily Reporter and its staff for doing their jobs.

Apr 23, 2012

Letter to the editor: Sewer project deserves praise

I am reacting to all the negative articles that have appeared in The Daily Reporter these past two months relative to construction of the city of Franklin interceptor sewer project that is providing numerous family-supported jobs to tradespeople, contractors, minority business enterprise firms, apprentices, material and equipment suppliers, truckers, insurance/bonding firms, and many others.

Sep 12, 2011

Session players ready to descend on Capitol

Construction lobbyists are looking forward to a quieter state Capitol that doesn't force them to push their agendas to the drumbeat rhythm of a guy pounding a 5-gallon pail.

Jul 21, 2011

Milwaukee’s bid preference questioned

A Milwaukee lobbyist is accusing the city of violating the spirit of a new state law that bans local bid preferences.

Jul 11, 2011

Milwaukee’s bid preference law ends

By James Briggs The Milwaukee attorney’s office Monday reported the state budget bill had rendered unenforceable a two-year-old local bid preference ordinance. The budget, which passed in June, includes language […]

Jul 7, 2011

Milwaukee’s sewer work backup could get boost

By James Briggs A Milwaukee lobbyist is preparing to ask for financial help — on behalf of the city — to pay for sewer projects and to train new workers. […]

Jun 27, 2011

State budget threatens local contracting laws

By James Briggs The 2011-13 state budget has cast uncertainty over Milwaukee ordinances that subject some public works projects to prevailing wage and geographical bid preference requirements. The budget, signed […]

Jan 10, 2011

Milwaukee preps for minority contracting preference

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee is cautiously building toward a law that would direct more public contract money toward women- and minority-owned companies. The caution stems from a 1989 U.S. Supreme […]

Dec 30, 2010

Local preference law faces fresh challengers

By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee law favoring city-based contractors is among the targets of state and national construction associations trying to ban local preference ordinances. “If the idea catches on […]


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