Some Will Rob You With A Six-Gun, Some With A Fountain Pen

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Yesterday, I attended a meeting of the House Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee to speak in favor of Representative Dan Douglas’s bill to eliminate Arkansas’s prevailing wage law. Current law makes the price of construction projects artificially high, and burdens taxpayers, government budgeters, and consumers by forcing prices upwards. The theory of a prevailing wage law is that laborers working on public projects shouldn't be paid competitive wages; rather, we should have government … [Read more...]