Vukmir PLA neutrality bill signed into law

New law establishes government impartiality in bidding process

 

MADISON, Wis. — After Gov. Scott Walker signed 2017 Wisconsin Act 3 into law on Monday, state Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, issued the following statement:

“Finally, government will no longer be able to deliberately alienate qualified workers from participating in the bidding process for government projects in Wisconsin. State and local officials should not discriminate against contractors simply because they do not have pre-negotiated deals with labor unions.

“When free-market reforms like this become law, we are proactively controlling costs while encouraging competition. Next up: Repealing the state’s prevailing wage law.”

Vukmir represents portions of Waukesha and Milwaukee counties in the state Senate.