Repealing prevailing wages doesn't help taxpayers or workers - Indiana
Updated On: Jan 30, 2018
A frequent claim is that cutting the construction prevailing wage will save taxpayers money. Not true, according to a recent study of Indiana's repeal of its wage regulations.
Chicago: The 2015 repeal of Indiana’s prevailing wage law (known as the Common Construction Wage) has failed to produce any taxpayer savings on school construction projects and has had a negative effect on wages, job growth, productivity and other economic and industry indicators, according to new research by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) and Colorado State University-Pueblo Economics Professor Kevin Duncan.