What does repeal of the Common Construction Wage do to the Indiana Economy?
Eliminating the Common Construction Wage Law will not improve the Indiana economy.
In Indiana, the vast majority of common construction wage projects are secured by Indiana businesses. The law ensures local contractors are benefitting from public works projects built using local tax dollars. In addition, local workers from common construction wage projects are earning wages that enable them to purchase homes and spend locally.
A repeal of the Common Construction Wage law would create an opportunity for out-of-state contractors interested in bidding work with the lowest possible wages. If successful, Hoosier workers would be impacted by a decline in wages. The repeal of the Common Construction Wage law would negatively impact Hoosier families and the Indiana economy. Additionally, out-of-state construction workers working in Indiana normally pay income tax to their state of residence and not in the state of Indiana or local government.