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Oct 25, 2018

In latest construction report, Bucks officials say they are meeting most hiring goals

Milwaukee Bucks officials say they are beating most of their goals for hiring residents and small businesses for the construction of the Fiserv Forum and related projects, according to a second-quarter report.

Apr 18, 2018

Three more charged in connection with Sonag scheme

Three more people have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a Milwaukee-area contractor's scheme that bilked the federal government of more than $200 million by exploiting a program set up to help minority- and disabled-veteran-owned contractors.

Nov 10, 2017

Common Council passes budget plan with disparity study intact

Four years after being forced by a lawsuit to abandon goals meant to direct public works contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses, local officials took a step toward re-establishing the […]

Nov 3, 2017

Proposal would fund disadvantaged-business disparity study for Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s 2018 budget may move the city closer to once again having policies meant to give minority- and women-owned businesses an advantage when bidding for public contracts. A proposed amendment […]

Aug 2, 2016

Changes to Milwaukee County’s DBE contracting policy coming in about two months

Women- and minority-owned companies of any net worth will soon be able to compete for parts of county projects that have specifically been set aside for them. Previously, companies whose […]

Jun 19, 2014

Madison to conduct disparity study on public works contracts

The city of Madison is conducting a study to find out if companies owned by minorities or women are at a disadvantage when trying to win public works contracts and subcontracts awarded by the city.

Jun 19, 2012

American Indian group files to join lawsuit against Milwaukee

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Inc. is suing Milwaukee in U.S. District Court to end an ordinance that sets race-based preferences and goals for city construction contracts.

Jun 19, 2012

NAACP files complaint against Milwaukee over city contracts

The Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Tuesday filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against Milwaukee alleging the city has failed to comply with civil rights and equal-opportunity laws in its procurement system.

Apr 20, 2010

WHEDA pursues hiring, contracting law

By Sean Ryan The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority is trying to prevent its hiring and contracting standards from disappearing when control of state government changes hands. A bill […]


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