“Prevailing wage is an artificial market rate set by the government that contractors are required to pay their workers when bidding on publicly funded construction projects,” explained Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield), who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly.” Read the MacIver article here.
Chapter Will Be Knocking Thousands of Doors To Educate Taxpayers on the $300 Million That Could Be Saved MADISON, Wis. – Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin today is announcing the launch of a new door-to-door campaign educating taxpayers about how the state’s outdated prevailing wage laws waste millions of taxpayer dollars each and every year. Activists will circulate an infographic and […]
NEW STUDY: District-By-District Impact of Prevailing Wage Repeal On 2015 School Construction Projects
MADISON, W.I. — Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin, the state’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, today released a new report detailing the impact of prevailing wage repeal and the savings school districts could realize by paying workers fair-market wages. The report looks at the school construction referenda passed on April 7 and shows that Wisconsin schools […]
“Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law has been under scrutiny recently for both its complexity and cost. Ford Construction, a small business in Waukesha that works on jobs throughout southeast Wisconsin, has an especially frustrating real-life example of the confusion and increased cost associated with the prevailing wage mandate. Media Trackers sat down with Bob Ford, president […]
“Unique Averages,” “Methodological Flaw,” and “Calculation Bias” are just some of the terms used in a recent study on how Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development determines prevailing wages across the state. That study was conducted by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and has triggered an effort to repeal the prevailing wage law in Wisconsin. Bill Osmulski […]