A controversial push to repeal Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law is getting a quick hearing and vote from a legislative committee.
The chair of the Assembly Labor Committee announced Tuesday morning that the panel would hold a public hearing and executive session on the bill Wednesday at the Capitol. The legislation would repeal rules that require workers involved in government projects be paid a set wage that’s determined using a state formula.
State Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere), who chairs the committee, was not immediately available for comment.
The move in the Assembly comes despite comments from Republican legislative leaders, who have said they do not have the votes needed to pass it out of either chamber. A Senate committee took similar action last month, although it failed to recommend passage for the proposal.