- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he would be “pleased” if a repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law were a part of the state budget, but he’d also be satisfied with significant changes to the requirement setting construction wages for public works jobs.

Walker reiterated his support Thursday for a full repeal, saying he believes that makes sense and is what he prefers.

But Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly say they don’t have the votes to pass a full repeal. A bill that would do that cleared an Assembly committee on Wednesday.

Putting the issue in the budget makes it easier to pass, because it forces lawmakers to vote on it along with hundreds of other items in the two-year spending plan.

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