Saturday, June 13, 2015
PORT BYRON TOWNSHIP REJECTS PREVAILING WAGE!
On June 11, 2015 the Port Byron Township trustees, on a 3-1 vote, REJECTED the Prevailing Wage Ordinance. There have also been NO votes in many other Illinois governmental bodies. The Prevailing Wage ordinance adds 10-35 percent to the cost of every governmental construction project in Illinois. It is bad enough that the Illinois Legislature requires this fleecing of the taxpayers but to add insult to injury every Illinois governmental body is required by state law to pass this Prevailing Wage Ordinance each June and then use taxpayer money to publish this statement in the newspapers. The Port Byron Township trustees refused to play this silly game. They will still have to pay the inflated "Prevailing Wage" on all construction projects but they are telling their taxpayers that they didn't voluntarily agree to such a waste of tax money. Illinois should join Iowa and 18 other states in not having a "Prevailing Wage Ordinance". Illinois could build and repair far more roads & bridges, schools, libraries, courthouses, park facilities, sewage treatment plants, and all other government funded projects for far less money if the "Prevailing Wage" law were repealed.