On April 15th the Joint Finance Committee voted to end mandated ratepayer funding for the Citizens Utility Board. The move would cancel a $300,000 grant that was put in place in 2009 by Jim Doyle.
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Last week Mike Wilder, Issue Coordinator with Wisconsin Voices used a tragic accident to express his distain for a former Milwaukee Alderman.
Union echoing claim that repeal of prevailing wage would open jobsites to illegal workers backed immigration reform bill with guest worker provisions.
Recently, Wisconsin State Rep. Melissa Sargent (D) released a list of co sponsors to LRB-2068, a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. A look at its sponsors reveals that a majority of Assembly Democrats have – so far – refused to sponsor the plan.
A review of illegal immigrant employment data finds that state prevailing wage laws have nothing to do with how many illegal immigrants participate in a given state’s labor force. Seven of the 12 states with the largest number of illegal workers are states with prevailing wage laws.
“I will be voting in favor of full repeal of prevailing wage,” declared Rep. Dan Knodl, who is also the Assembly assistant majority leader, on Tuesday.
Heading into Memorial Day weekend, the head of the Wisconsin branch of the Operating Engineers demonstrated that he doesn’t understand how the state’s prevailing wage law works.
On Friday, ex-Speaker John Gard (R) recording a phone message for the Wisconsin Contractor Coalition that coaches constituents on what to say when they call their lawmakers urging them to oppose prevailing wage reform.
A Democratic state senator who called proposals to reform Milwaukee Public Schools the “rape” of children has previously defended sexual assault criminals in her legal practice, court records show.
Multiple sources confirm to Media Trackers that a robo-call campaign is underway telling Wisconsin residents that a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law would allow illegal aliens to work on jobsites across the state.