Sen. Vukmir praises vote to repeal state prevailing wage

MADISON, Wis. — State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, applauded the inclusion of the repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law in the transportation budget package in Tuesday’s Joint Finance Committee hearing.

“The repeal of the state prevailing wage is an incredible victory for taxpayers,” Vukmir said. “I’m thrilled this will finally become reality in the state budget. I’ve been fighting to repeal this arbitrary law for the last few years, and I’m pleased to see that taxpayer dollars will now be spent more efficiently.”

The prevailing wage law will be repealed on Sept. 1, 2018, under the new motion. A Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance study in 2015 found that the repeal of this law would save taxpayers almost $300 million in a single year.

“As a lawmaker, it’s my job to make sure the state is being responsible with my constituents’ hard-earned money,” Vukmir said. “I’m proud that we have are continuing to let Wisconsinites spend their own dollars in the ways they know are best — not the way government thinks is best.”