Prevailing Wage en State Transportation Funding Passed Through Compromise <p>The PA state legislature has finally approved a transportation bill that would fund mass transit and infrastructure improvements. Governor Tom Corbett and many others in the state have been pushing for its passage for well over a year.</p><p>State capitol correspondent Mary Wilson says by leading the most recent round of compromises between Republican and Democratic Representatives, the House speaker should be credited for the final adoption of this contentious bill. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:37:38 +0000 Heather McClain 20380 at State Transportation Funding Passed Through Compromise At Hearing, Municipal Officials Propose Prevailing Wage Reform <p>A group of municipal officials thinks prevailing wage is unnecessarily taking money away from taxpayers.</p><p>The officials called for prevailing wage reform at a recent House Labor and Industry Committee hearing.</p><p>Under the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act, the pay rate is required for construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration or repair work that costs at least $25,000.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:06:14 +0000 Jessica Nath 15695 at County Commissioners Push Transportation Funding, Prevailing Wage Reforms <p>County officials remain steadfast in their support for more transportation dollars alongside reforms to the prevailing wage law.<br><br>The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania says the set wages unnecessarily boost the cost of road work for local governments.<br><br>Association president Christian Leinbach, a Berks County commissioner, said despite a coolness to linking reforms to a transportation funding bill, his group is still pushing for an end to prevailing wage.<br> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:16:46 +0000 Mary Wilson 14526 at For House GOP, Repealing Wage Law 'Integral' to Transportation Bill <p>Negotiations over a $2.5 billion plan to fix Pennsylvania's roads and bridges could include getting rid of state-set wages that increase the cost of road repair projects.<br><br>Many House Republicans have long opposed of the state's prevailing wage law, saying it typically sets the pay for public works projects at union rates, and boosts costs to local governments by as much as 20 percent.<br> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:41:26 +0000 Mary Wilson 11708 at Unions Respond To Ravenstahl-Backed Ads Against Peduto <p>Several dozen union members who supported Pittsburgh’s prevailing wage law gathered in the City County Building Thursday to denounce advertisements Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s PAC, Committee for a Better Pittsburgh, has taken out against mayoral candidate Bill Peduto.</p><p>Peduto supported the prevailing wage law, and union members feel he has been misrepresented in the ads.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 19:02:49 +0000 Erika Beras 8898 at