MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee voted to undo a 2009 law requiring construction companies to pay the prevailing wage on projects partially paid for with public dollars.
The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted Friday to rescind the law without debate and make a number of other changes related to prevailing wages.
The prevailing wage is the rate of pay for a majority of hours worked in a trade or occupation in a specific area, such as a county.
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