State lawmakers are considering whether to scrap the prevailing wage law. It requires government to hire workers for certain public projects at a wage that reflects the industry standard.
Lawmakers wrapped up a lengthy Senate committee debate on Tuesday, without acting on the divisive proposal.
Wauwatosa Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir tried to convince colleagues to repeal the law.
She calls the prevailing wage “anti-competitive” and “anti-free market,” and says after some 80 years on the books, it’s time for change.