AFP Disappointed in Sen. Marklein’s Vote Against Prevailing Wage Repeal
"We are disappointed in Sen. Marklein’s decision to side with special interests over Wisconsin taxpayers."
MADISON, Wis. – Today, Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin, the state’s largest grassroots advocate for economic freedom, reacted with disappointment upon news that Sen. Howard Marklein voted against legislation that would save taxpayers $300 million a year on construction projects by allowing school districts and local governments to pay workers fair market wages.
State Director David Fladeboe had the following to say:
“We are disappointed in Sen. Marklein’s decision to side with special interests over Wisconsin taxpayers. Repealing Wisconsin’s outdated prevailing wage requirement would have saved $2 million in his district alone! This is a common sense reform that gives districts the freedom to pay fair market wages for work and gives smaller contractors the ability to compete. Why shouldn’t taxpayers be allowed to get the best bang-for-their-buck?
Despite today’s committee vote, AFP Wisconsin remains committed to fighting for full repeal of this silly, outdated legislation. We are hopeful that members of the Assembly will stand up and take leadership on this important issue to be sure we can achieve repeal for taxpayers everywhere.”
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org