One of the 2015 legislative session's most hotly-debated bills has been narrowly approved by both chambers of the General Assembly. House Bill 1019, which repeals the common construction wage, passed out of the Senate 27-22. Governor Mike Pence lauded the approval, calling it one of his administration's priorities. One of the bills co-sponsors, Senator Carlin Yoder (R-12), says he is “a strong believer in free markets” and the bill protects taxpayers.

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-25), who opposed the measure, says it will lead to “low quality work performed by marginally-trained contractors from wherever.”

You can read the full bill by clicking here.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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: The Office of Governor Mike Pence

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