Republicans attempted power grab crumbles under a poorly built foundation
Statement from Sen. Larson on GOP’s Failed Attempt to Repeal Prevailing Wage in Wisconsin
Madison, WI – Today, Senator Larson released the following statement on the executive session held on the repeal of our prevailing wage law.
“Today we saw Republican leaders fail to push through a bill that would have dismantled yet another protection for Wisconsin’s middle class, our prevailing wage law.
“The question before the committee was should our state strive to create quality jobs or instead encourage low wage jobs. Most of our neighbors want a construction industry based on family supporting jobs with a highly skilled and efficient workforce. There is little support to move in the opposite direction by creating a low-wage, low-skill workforce that produces low quality products.
“When you’re ranked best in the Midwest, why throw that away? We all agree we want our Packers to be better than the Vikings and Bears – why wouldn’t we expect the same for our workers? We definitely don’t want Jay Cutler to replace Aaron Rodgers. So why would we want low-wage, low-skill workers to replace our workers who are already ranked best in the Midwest?
“I am pleased that ultimately the billed failed to get the votes to pass out of committee, but we must remain vigilant for any future attacks on the middle class. Wisconsin already has the fastest shrinking middle class in the country and we have seen a pattern by this Republican run government to demonize working families.”
Recent Press Releases by State Sen. Chris Larson
"In his first State of the State Address, Governor Evers laid out a strong vision for a first term that has a foundation in working together for the benefit of all of our friends and neighbors, not just those who can afford an army of lobbyists."
"It is a new era for Wisconsin politics and I am thankful and grateful to be a part of building a better future for all of us."
"Scott Walker is leaving the Governorship the same way he arrived: in chaos."