WI State Rep. Rob Hutton: Prevailing Wage Repeal Protects Local and State Taxpayers
Wisconsin state Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) talks about what's in Wisconsin's new state budget for taxpayers, previewing how the included prevailing wage repeal provisions will benefit taxpayers and cities.
Prevailing-wage laws require government agencies to regulate the compensation given to workers on government capital projects, such as school construction and road repair, Hutton says, instead of allowing businesses to set their own pay rates according to true market value.
By adding a full repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law into the state’s budget, Wisconsin lawmakers are giving taxpayers more value for their hard-earned money, ensuring the money is being spent wisely, helping local governments are able to provide the services and facilities people need without busting taxpayers’ wallets