Prevailing wage repeal supporters dispute study on impact of partial repeal

WisDOT photo.
WisDOT photo.

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca and state Dems are seizing 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 removed prevailing wage requirements from local projects -- a provision that took effect this January. Republicans are currently considering a full repeal of the state's prevailing wage laws, which set minimum salaries for public works projects, by also scrapping th...

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