Charleston Daily Mail – Hundreds of contractors and laborers lined the halls of the west wing of the state Capitol as lawmakers discussed and advanced a bill which would repeal the state’s prevailing wage rates for the first time during two separate Senate committee meetings on Tuesday. Read
With a committee room pushed beyond capacity — filled with orange-shirted contractors, attorneys, journalists and businessmen and women — Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, dedicated the majority of the first of two Senate Government Organization meetings to testimony from eight different speakers discussing both sides of the controversial bill.
Blair, who introduced the repeal bill in the Senate last Thursday, asked speakers to provide testimony that will help lawmakers decide on whether or not to advance or amend the bill.
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