Gov. Scott Walker says he would sign prevailing wage repeal if it passes

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign a prevailing wage repeal bill if it passes the Legislature.

Laurel Patrick in a statement Wednesday said Walker has discussed the repeal with lawmakers and has considered supporting it in the state budget. Walker has previously said prevailing wage wasn't a priority.

The proposal would repeal a law that requires construction workers on certain government projects be paid wages equivalent to what they would earn working on other projects in the area.

Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly have said they don't have the votes to repeal it, and they instead are working on making changes to the law.

The Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill to repeal prevailing wage, drawing opposition from the construction industry.