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OPINION: Sweetheart union deal will undermine Inflation Reduction Act’s clean-energy agenda (access required)

As President Joe Biden signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, taxpayers, construction industry small businesses and climate change activists are sounding alarms about controversial labor policies in the legislation that will needlessly increase costs, reduce competition and undermine ...

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Proposed changes to Davis-Bacon Act spark debate amid infrastructure spending (access required)

Non-union contractors are lining up in opposition to proposed changes to federal prevailing-wage laws that they argue will make public projects more expensive at a time when the U.S. is looking to rebuild much of its infrastructure.

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OPINION: Davis-Bacon essential to protecting middle-class prosperity

With a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on the horizon in Washington, D.C., many people expect the Trump administration, Congress and the Senate to work diligently to ensure the prosperity of American workers. Unfortunately, some Wisconsin politicians like State Sen. Andre Jacque are seeking to attack and diminish the best economic policy for preserving the wealth of construction workers.

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Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings (access required)

Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.

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