Prevailing wage legislation voted down in House committee

Senate Bill 9, legislation that would eliminate the government defined hourly wage in construction contracts known as prevailing wage on all educational buildings and facilities, was voted down in the House Labor and Industry Committee Thursday.

The Kentucky Chamber has been supportive of legislation that seriously examines the state’s prevailing wage laws, which must be made more representative of local wages by utilizing more effective methods of data collection than the current hearings process.

By once again allowing an exemption for these projects, greater investments would be made in technology, improved facilities and in the classroom.

Watch Kentucky Chamber President Dave Adkisson discuss the issue of prevailing wage on KET here.

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