Efforts to repeal prevailing wage law fall short

MADISON - Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't have the votes to repeal the state's prevailing wage law, but he hopes to reform the statutes through the state budget.

The Juneau Republican said Wednesday that members of his caucus feel a full repeal would disrupt the construction industry.

Under current law, crews on state or local public projects and highway projects must be paid wages equivalent to what they would earn working on other projects in the area.

Full story: WJFW

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