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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

 3:59 PM 

Construction preference bill clears Assembly

The Assembly has OK’d via voice vote a bill that would require Wisconsin mirror nearby states’ residency requirements for contractors bidding on public construction projects.

Rep. Joel Kitchens’ bill would have the state use the same hiring requirements for contractors from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan as those states have for builders. Under Michigan law, for example, any contractors bidding for work there must have a project workforce that is 50 percent Michigan residents, according to the Sturgeon Bay Republican’s office.

His bill, in turn, would require Michigan contractors have 50 percent Wisconsin residents for projects in the state.

Wisconsin, according to Kitchens’ office, would enforce his proposal only when other states enforce theirs. Illinois, for instance, requires 90 percent state residents on projects there when unemployment reaches 5 percent for two consecutive months. When that law is in effect in Illinois, Wisconsin would match it under the proposal.

The bill would apply to only construction projects that use state money. The proposal focuses on projects by the Department of Administration and local governments but does not mention DOT roadwork.


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