A proposal to repeal the construction common wage is moving forward. The Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee has approved an amended version, which now includes a required employee training program. The committee approved the measure by an 8-5 vote. It now goes to the full Senate.
Supporters say repealing the construction common wage would save taxpayers money by letting the free market set wages. Opponents say the repeal would decrease the quality, safety and wages of public projects.
The common wage has been on the books since the 1930s. You can read the full bill by clicking here.