Dems seize on new prevailing wage study

Barca and state Dems today seized on a new study showing a jump in public works contracts to out-of-state companies since changes to prevailing wage laws took effect this year. But a key group that supports repealing prevailing wage laws

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Speaker Ryan to Join Axios News Shapers

Wednesday, May 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will join Axios’ Mike Allen for a live one-on-one interview for their News Shapers series. The event will begin at 8:15 a.m. and will be livestreamed on speaker.gov/live. Details: Speaker Ryan’s Axios

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Schimel asks SCOTUS for stay in redistricting case

Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay a lower court’s ruling in a redistricting case that would force the state to redraw its maps, arguing the “stay is vital to avoiding any unnecessary and significant burdens.” A split three-judge panel last year struck down the

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Dems seize on new prevailing wage study

Barca and state Dems today seized on a new study showing a jump in public works contracts to out-of-state companies since changes to prevailing wage laws took effect this year. But a key group that supports repealing prevailing wage laws called the study a flawed analysis. Last session, the Legislature

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Wisconsin Public Transportation Association: Thanks JFC for statewide transit capital assistance program

Brian Engelking (262)719-9599 MADISON – The Wisconsin Public Transportation Association (WIPTA) thanks the Joint Finance on Committee for its action to create a Statewide Transit Capital Assistance Program. The program, funded with $32 million in Volkswagen settlement dollars, will help offset a significant shortfall in federal transit capital funding. “Transit

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Gov. Walker: Visits Galesville Elementary School to highlight historic K-12 investments included in budget proposal

Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839 Galesville – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Galesville this afternoon to discuss the historic K-12 school investments included in his biennial budget proposal with Galesville Elementary School students, teachers, and administrators. The governor’s proposal lifts K-12 investment to $11.5 billion over two years, an all-time

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Rep. Taylor: Wisconsin GOP once again outsourcing jobs and cutting wages

Contact: Rep. Chris Taylor, 608-266-5342 Gutting fair wages through prevailing wage repeal hurts Wisconsin workers MADISON – Earlier today, the Wisconsin Contractor Coalition announced their review of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws that demonstrates the overwhelming negative impacts that the GOP’s initial repeal has had on Wisconsin’s economy and workers.  Since

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Rep. Subeck: Poverty report highlights need for well-paying jobs; critical role of safety net programs in reducing poverty

Contact: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 608-620-3884 (cell) MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) issued the following statement regarding the annual Wisconsin Poverty Report issued today by WISCAP and the UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty. “The report released today highlights the critical role safety net programs like FoodShare, affordable housing programs,

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Speaker Ryan to Join Axios News Shapers

Wednesday, May 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will join Axios’ Mike Allen for a live one-on-one interview for their News Shapers series. The event will begin at 8:15 a.m. and will be livestreamed on speaker.gov/live. Details: Speaker Ryan’s Axios News Shapers Interview Wednesday, May 24, at 8:15 a.m. ET

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