A hotly-debated proposal to repeal the common construction wage is on its way to the governor's desk. The move was a priority for Governor Mike Pence, who says it will provide “much-needed relief” to local governments and schools.

April 15, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Governor Pence today commended the Indiana House for passing SJR 19, Balanced Budget Amendment, and the Indiana Senate for passing HB 1019, common construction wage repeal. Both bills were priorities for the administration and a part of the Governor’s agenda.

“Today the Indiana House and Senate advanced two pieces of legislation that are a great victory for taxpayers today and tomorrow. By voting in favor of the Balanced Budget Amendment, Indiana House members took an important step toward ensuring that the fiscal responsibility of today will be enshrined in the Indiana Constitution for future generations. When the Indiana Senate voted today to repeal the common construction wage, they put taxpayers first, providing much-needed relief to cash-strapped local governments and schools. I am grateful to the leadership of the Indiana House and Senate for advancing these important reforms. April 15th ought to always be this good for taxpayers!”

Source: Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence

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