W.Va. House to vote on repeal of prevailing wage

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W.Va. House to vote on repeal of prevailing wage
The Associated Press

The Republican-led West Virginia House of Delegates is set to vote on repealing the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects.

House lawmakers are likely to cast that vote Wednesday.

On Thursday, House Democrats offered an amendment that would have only repealed the wage for five years and studied its impact before a full repeal. Republican House Speaker Tim Armstead ruled that the amendment was improper for a repeal bill.

Republican leaders aren't happy with the outcome of a compromise last year that let Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration retool the wage. So they are looking to strip the wage out of state law entirely this year.

If the bill passes the House on Wednesday, it will head to the Republican-led Senate for further consideration.