Gov. Scott Walker says he would sign prevailing wage repeal if it passes
MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign a prevailing wage repeal bill if it passes the Legislature.
Laurel Patrick in a statement Wednesday said Walker has discussed the repeal with lawmakers and has considered supporting it in the state budget. Walker has previously said prevailing wage wasn’t a priority.
The proposal would repeal a law that requires construction workers on certain government projects be paid wages equivalent to what they would earn working on other projects in the area.
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The Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill to repeal prevailing wage, drawing opposition from the construction industry.