Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Bill Tabled — House Bill 1538, the bill that would allow counties, municipal governments and school districts
to opt out of Pennsylvania’s onerous prevailing wage requirements, was tabled, yesterday, Oct. 1.
A spokeswoman for State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12), one of the more responsible political figures in Harrisburg, says the bill is not dead however.
The prevailing wage law, which requires labor cost to be be paid at a
rate set by the state for most public construction projects, adds 20 percent to the cost of these projects according to Commonwealth Foundation.