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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
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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 mandating that “except when necessary to secure federal aid, a ...Read More »
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. Dick Wanta, executive director for the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association, ...Read More »
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 into law Sunday by Gov. Scott Walker, includes language that ...Read More »
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 Court ruling that established lawmakers must prove past or present ...Read More »