By: Diane Benjamin
Yesterday I wrote about Bloomington approving a prevailing wage ordinance: https://blnnews.com/2018/06/12/without-the-king-not-much-business-to-do/
Since Illinois is run by unions, the demise of Illinois will continue. Government isn’t for the citizens, it’s for buying votes and getting campaign contributions in exchange.
The Illinois Policy Institute reported a few days ago that Michigan is the latest state to scrap prevailing wage. 260,000 Michigan voters signed a petition to repeal it. The Michigan legislature did!
Illinois is now surrounded by states with No prevailing wage.
Everything costs more in Illinois. Fixing streets and sewers costs more because of unions. Economic development using government money costs more because of prevailing wage.
Illinois Worker’s Compensation laws make Illinois less competitive, add prevailing wage and Illinois will always be less prosperous than our neighbors. .
The article ends with this statement:
Prevailing wages are outdated and depress construction employment in a state that’s desperately in need of jobs growth. Illinois should take a hint from its neighboring states and reform its prevailing wage law.
The current crop of politicians has done nothing to stem the flow of people leaving Illinois. The budget just passed is a joke and does nothing to pay down the stack of unpaid bills or massive unfunded pension liability. Will they repeal prevailing wage laws?
Not a chance – these clowns don’t work for you.
Both houses of the Michigan legislature are dominated by Republicans. Since the ILGOP has no message for voters, reforms won’t happen here. The people left will continue to pay higher and higher taxes to make up for the people who left.