As Indiana lawmakers debate whether to repeal what is known as the “common construction wage” for public projects, Indy Politics decided to sit down with both sides of the debate so you can make up your own mind as to whether the law should be changed.
Under Indiana’s common construction wage law, a local panel decides the wages for certain public works projects as part of the bidding process. Repeal supporters say that adds to the costs of projects, opponents say it helps guarantee quality work is done.
The measure passed out of the Indiana House and now heads to the Senate.
Speaking for the repeal is JR Gaylor, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana-Kentucky.
Speaking against the repeal are Phil Kenney, president of Wilhelm Construction and Jeff Hagerman, president of Hagerman Construction.
The audio is presented by Leon Tailoring.