News release from Americans for Prosperity:
AFP-Indiana supports Common Construction Wage repeal
HB 1019 is legislation that can save taxpayers millions
INDIANAPOLIS (February 18, 2015) – As the debate over common construction wage repeal makes its way through the Indiana General Assembly, Americans for Prosperity is urging its activist base of over 60,000 Hoosiers to get involved. AFP Indiana, the state’s foremost group of grassroots activists advocating for economic freedom, is educating its supporters to encourage state legislators to end this wasteful policy and allow taxpayer dollars to go further.
AFP Indiana State Director, Chase Downham, released the following statement:
“The common construction wage is essentially a government mandated wage on public construction projects,” stated Chase Downham, Indiana director of Americans for Prosperity.
He continued, “Rather than allowing an open and competitive bidding process to provide the best value to taxpayers, common construction wages set through a bureaucratic process ultimately cause many public projects to cost more than necessary. Hoosier taxpayers deserve better, and that’s why we are encouraging an immediate end to common construction wages in Indiana.”
AFP Indiana is helping Hoosiers to contact their state legislators by phone, social media and email through an action alert and petition circulating across the state. You can see the petition at www.IndianaTaxpayers.com.
About Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit https://americansforprosperity.org/.