It is time to assess studies forecasting what would happen if Indiana repealed its prevailing wage law. A Ph.D. economist who has studied prevailing wage for 24 years was 100% accurate. A partisan ideologue was only 14% correct. Trust the expert, not the rhetoric.
In July 2015, Indiana repealed its prevailing wage law– called Common Construction Wage. Enacted in the 1930s, the policy was a minimum wage that supported blue-collar construction workers employed on public projects.