Taxpayers Win with Rollback of Prevailing Wage
Taxpayers won a major victory this week when the Senate approved a significant rollback of the prevailing wage law.
My colleagues and I stood up for taxpayers and small businesses on Tuesday by voting to repeal the prevailing wage law for all local government projects, including those done by municipalities, school districts and technical colleges. We also streamlined the system at the state level by federalizing state prevailing wages, which will eliminate duplicative paperwork, and shrink government bureaucracy.
My primary job as your senator is to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars. The prevailing wage law can artificially inflate project costs, and those high costs get passed on to the hardworking men and women in Wisconsin. In fact, one nonpartisan study estimates that prevailing wage repeal will save taxpayers almost $300 million. This repeal will help save taxpayers' money, and makes the bidding process fairer for small businesses.