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Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings

Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.

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Evers wants to increase gas taxes, reinstate prevailing wages

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers arrives for his state budget at the State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers' first state budget spells out his spending priorities for the next two years.  (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Gas taxes would increase but the cost to fill up could actually drop, Wisconsin's right-to-work law would be repealed and its former prevailing-wage requirements reinstated and income taxes would be cut for the middle class, all under Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' first budget.

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Transportation officials looking past State of the State to first Evers’ budget (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers – flanked by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Caleb Frostman, Evers’ nominee for secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – speaks to reporters following a tour of the training organization WRTP/Big Step's Milwaukee offices on Monday. Evers, a Democrat, met with Republican lawmakers the following day to talk about his policy priorities, including bringing more transparency to the Foxonn project in Racine County. (Staff photo by Nate Beck)

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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