Assembly passes project labor agreements bill, treasurer elimination amendment


A bill that would ban local governments from requiring that companies bidding on public projects enter into project labor agreements is heading to Gov. Scott Walker after a 64-35 party-line vote in the Assembly Thursday.
Dems slammed the bill, saying it would hurt the middle class and reduce the quality of completed projects. Rep. Gary Hebl, D-Sun Prairie, said lawmakers should be "looking for ways to help Wisconsin workers" instead of ''limiting local control, despite their claims to support it."
Meanwhile, GOP Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, countered PLAs are "unfair" and ultimately "drive up...

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