- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican lawmakers who support eliminating requirements that public works contractors be paid a prevailing wage say they may add the measure to Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget.

Rep. Rob Hutton, a Brookfield Republican, says Republican leadership in each chamber is discussing whether the bill should go through a public hearing process or be rolled into the governor’s budget.

Wisconsin law says workers on state or local public works projects or on highway projects must be paid wages equivalent to wages paid for similar projects.

The bill would end that and would also block local governments from enacting their own prevailing wage laws or ordinances.

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