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January 29, 2015

WV Center for Budget and Policy Releases Prevailing Wage Report amid WV Senate Debate

The State Journal – State Republican leaders are considering a repeal of West Virginia’s long-standing prevailing wage law. Read

Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, introduced a similar bill last year, and Cole said he still believes repealing the legislation is the right thing to do. Cole said he doesn’t believe having a prevailing wage bill is “being a proper steward of taxpayer dollars.”

However, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, a left-leaning think tank, issued a report Jan. 28, “West Virginia’s Prevailing Wage: Good for Business, Good for Workers,” claiming state lawmakers are trying to “solve a problem that doesn’t exist.”

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