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Prevailing-Wage Laws Cause Permanent Harm



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By Jesse Hathaway, American Spectator - 

What if I told you there was a way to have better government facilities built without having to raise taxes through the roof? No, it’s not an empty political promise. It can be accomplished by repealing prevailing-wage laws. Lawmakers in many states are increasingly realizing prevailing-wage laws force taxpayers to pay more for construction projects without receiving more in return. Prevailing-wage laws do not improve workers’ quality, but they do benefit the contracting firms receiving the sweetheart deals provided by this protectionist policy.



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