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Vos says prevailing wage hearing could derail reform Submitted: 05/26/2015
MADISON - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says efforts to take up prevailing wage repeal could hinder attempts to reform the program.

A Wisconsin state Assembly Labor Committee has scheduled a public hearing and vote Wednesday on a bill to repeal the prevailing wage.

Vos says there isn't enough support in the Republican-controlled Legislature for a full repeal of the law that that requires construction workers on certain government projects be paid wages equivalent to what they would earn working on other projects in the area.

Republican Senate Majority Scott Fitzgerald said last week he doesn't have the votes for a full repeal, but he hopes to make changes in the state budget.

The budget-writing Joint Finance Committee hopes to complete its work this week.

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