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Costly Prevailing Wage Law One Step Closer to Repeal?

May 06, 2015

“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.

AFP Launches New Door-To-Door Campaign on Prevailing Wage

April 29, 2015

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Wisconsin today is announcing the launch of a new door-to-door campaign educating taxpayers about how the state’s outdated prevailing wage laws waste millions of taxpayer dollars each and every year.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 […]

Media Trackers: Prevailing Wage Creates Nightmare for Wisconsin Small Business

April 28, 2015

“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 […]

MacIver breaks down the Prevailing Wage debate

April 27, 2015

“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 […]