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Eric Litke
By Eric Litke November 19, 2019

Republicans kill prevailing wage rollback

Laws passed in 2015 and 2017 under Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-run Legislature repealed the state's prevailing wage law.

The law in place until then required the state to pay certain minimum levels for construction workers. This was determined for each trade in various areas of the state.

Campaigning against Walker, Tony Evers said he would repeal those changes that "simply take money out of Wisconsin workers' pockets." Now governor, Evers tried to follow through with his first budget. Republicans weren't having it.

Evers' budget proposed going back to the system in place prior to 2015, but the Republican Legislature removed this from the budget.

There are still three years left in Evers' term, and he has one more budget in which to address this.

For now we rate this promise Stalled.

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