Elections indeed have consequences. In Anoka County, those consequences have been nothing short of excellent for the hard working, middle class folks who make this fair county their home.

This week, the county board repealed “prevailing wages” on large county projects, thereby saving taxpayers money.

Prevailing wage requires a contractor to pay certain wages on a construction project, not what the market will bear.

By repealing prevailing wages, a broader range of contractors will be able to compete for work and the price the taxpayers will pay will be more reflective of market conditions instead of a government-imposed wage that is often times higher than the average wage rate in the market.
Sources tell us that it was a 4-2 vote, with Scott Schulte absent.
Sivarajah, West, Look, and Braastad in favor. Kordiak and LeDoux opposed.
By The Anoka County Watchdog – Feb. 15th, 2013

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