Walker voices support for prevailing wage ban

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TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Governor Scott Walker says he's in favor of a measure that would eliminate minimum wage requirements for state construction projects.

He made the comments Tuesday while visiting Lemonweir Elementary School in Tomah to talk about his proposed budget.

The Senate Labor Committee passed the bill Tuesday, with Republicans saying it would save millions of dollars to cut salary requirements.

However, unions and democrats say it could cause workers to head to other states.

Walker said Tuesday that Wisconsin's construction projects should be open to competition.

"Anybody else, if you build a piece of infrastructure in this state you’re not obligated to provide a fixed price," he said. "You go out to compete and whoever can provide the highest quality at the most reasonable price is the one who wins that and we think that should apply to the taxpayers’ dollars."

The Senate could take on the bill as early as next week.



 
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