Governor Pence Signs Common Construction Wage Repeal Bill



Indianapolis – Today, upon signing HEA 1019, the common construction wage repeal bill, the Governor issued the following statement. The legislation will remove the common construction wage statute and allow the market to determine wages.


“Wages on public projects should be set by the marketplace and not by government bureaucracy. By repealing the common construction wage, our state is putting hard-working taxpayers first, lessening the burden on cash-strapped local governments and schools, and opening doors of opportunity for small businesses across our state. This legislation is a great victory for hard-working Hoosier taxpayers, and I am pleased to sign it into law.


“I am grateful to the members of the Indiana General Assembly, especially Speaker Brian Bosma, Senate President Pro Tem David Long, Representative Jerry Torr, and Senator Carlin Yoder for their work on this legislation opening doors of opportunity for Hoosier small businesses and protecting the hard-earned dollars of Hoosier taxpayers.”