- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate’s leader says he’s talking to his colleagues to gauge support for repealing or revising Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law but a committee’s moves this week is making the picture fuzzier.

Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald told reporters Wednesday that he’s having one-on-one conversations with his caucus about what they would support.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has said he doesn’t have the votes to pass a repeal in that house. Regardless, Sen. Stephen Nass, the Senate’s labor committee chairman, has plunged ahead on a bill that would repeal the law.

He held a public hearing on the measure Tuesday and has scheduled a committee vote on Thursday. He’s also introduced an amendment that would retain the prevailing wage for expensive state projects.

Fitzgerald says those moves are making things complicated.



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