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5 reasons why prevailing wage works in Winnebago County

Frank ManzoIllinois Economic Policy Institute

Aug 01, 2016

A new Economic Commentary by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute details how prevailing wage is the local market rate in Winnebago County.

Report: Building a Strong Winnebago County: How Prevailing Wage Works

As part of his “turnaround agenda,” Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed allowing local units of government to opt out of paying prevailing wages to construction workers employed on public projects. In April 2015, the Winnebago County Board voted to endorse most of the Governor’s agenda, but excluded the provision to eliminate prevailing wage. Going forward, localities across Winnebago County- including the County…

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