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Economic impact of the Kentucky Prevailing Wage Law

Economic impact of the Kentucky Prevailing Wage Law

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Published by The Commission in Frankfort, Ky .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kentucky,
  • Kentucky.
    • Subjects:
    • Public works -- Kentucky -- Costs.,
    • Wages -- Construction workers -- Kentucky.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesEconomic impact, Kentucky Prevailing Wage Law.
      Statementprepared by Capital Construction and Equipment Purchase Oversight Committee, Legislative Research Commission staff.
      SeriesResearch report / Legislative Research Commission ;, no. 185, Research report (Kentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission) ;, no. 185.
      ContributionsKentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission. Capital Construction and Equipment Purchase Oversight Committee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD3890.K4 E27
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 129 p. :
      Number of Pages129
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3143097M
      LC Control Number82620517

        For the second time in 10 years, the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) has produced a thorough study of prevailing wage entitled: “The Economic Impact of Repealing Missouri’s Prevailing Wage Law.” The study examined more than , construction projects in 12 Midwestern states, including Missouri, from to   Prevailing wage laws are controversial and are a source of ongoing policy debate. To better inform this debate this review finds that the most methodologically advanced research generally indicates that prevailing wage laws do not affect construction costs, promote worker safety and training, and do not have a racially discriminatory impact.

      SUBJECT: Adopted Committee Staff Report: An Analysis of Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Laws and Procedures DATE: December In May , the Program Review and Investigations Committee authorized a study of Kentucky’s prevailing wage law. The . One week to the day after Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters’ Bluegrass Beacon column on the need to eliminate prevailing wage on school-construction projects was released to newspapers statewide, the Kentucky Senate voted to repeal prevailing-wage mandates on school and university construction projects.

      A new study says Kentucky's public school districts pay workers up to 51 percent more for construction projects because of the state's prevailing wage law, but a divided panel of lawmakers refused. “The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Effects of Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Law” (with Frank Manzo). Submitted to the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council, Decem “The Impact of Prevailing Wage Laws on Military Veterans: An Economic and Labor Market Analysis.” (with Frank Manzo and Robert Bruno).


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Get this from a library. The Economic impact of the Kentucky Prevailing Wage Law. [Kentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission. Capital Construction and Equipment Purchase Oversight Committee.;]. THE ECONOMIC, FISCAL, AND SOCIAL EFFECTS OF KENTUCKY’S PREVAILING WAGE LAW i About the Authors Kevin Duncan, Ph.

is a Professor of Economics at Colorado State University-Pueblo and was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley in Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Law An Economic Impact Analysis Peter Philips, Professor of Economics University of Utah— January T: DD: E: [email protected] The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Effects of Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Law By Kevin Duncan, Ph.

and Frank Manzo IV, M.P.P. Report Fact Sheet A prevailing wage law establishes the minimum wage for skilled construction work on state-funded projects, consistent with local market conditions.

The wages are set by Kentucky’s Labor Cabinet based on what construction workers in the area make on private sector projects.

This forces big government to abide by local private sector economies. [i] Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Law, an Economic Impact Analysis, Peter Philips, Ph.D., [ii] Economic Policy Brief, Working Partnerships USA.

Repealing Kentucky’s prevailing wage law would weaken the state’s economy, according to a new study. Eliminating prevailing wage would cause a pay cut for middle-class workers, qualify more workers for public assistance, slash apprenticeship training, and result in more of Kentucky’s tax dollars going to out-of-state or foreign contractors.

The prevailing wage law covers only construction workers in specific types of occupations and does not apply to all workers on public works projects. The prevailing wage for the covered occupations is determined by the U.S. Deptartment of Labor through surveys of wages paid in those occupations in surrounding areas, so that the wages reflect.

A report by Anderson Economic Group, LLC found that an estimated $ billion in education construction expenditures are subject to Illinois prevailing wage law and in the absence of the state's prevailing wage law, Illinois could have saved $ million on average each of the past ten years.

This schedule of the prevailing rate of wages for Locality No. which includes Fayette County, has been determined in accordance with the provisions of KRS to This determination shall be referred to as Prevailing Wage Determination No. CR Prevailing Wage Schedules Prevailing wage is the wage and benefit rate set annually by the New York City Comptroller for each trade or occupation for employers performing public works projects and building service work on New York City government-funded work sites.

Prevailing wage rates for construction work on New York. Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Law: Its History, Purpose, and Effect. Working Paper, Economics Department, University of Utah. Prevailing wage laws in Kentucky provided a unique sample because some projects were exempt from the law until it was reinstated in Kentucky did not repeal its law, but it exempted school construction from the statute.

Kentucky prevailing wage law has three categories of construction such as: building, heavy and highway construction. This most common question received by the Labor Cabinet is the regarding the definition of prevailing wage. Under KRSthe term prevailing wage for each classification of laborers, workmen and mechanics engaged in.

Kentucky has taken a bold step by ending its wasteful prevailing-wage law. In the years ahead, the state will have extra funds to create more schools, parks, and public-works projects, without the. Kentucky’s prevailing wage law requires construction workers on state and local public projects costing more than $, to be compensated, in terms of both pay and benefits, according to.

Kentucky’s prevailing wage law requires construction workers on state and local public projects costing more than $, to be compensated, in terms of both pay and benefits, according to local industry standards measured by the state Labor Cabinet or the U.S.

Department of Labor. The Economic Impact of Ohio ’s Prevailing Wage Law. Ohio’s prevailing wage law could b e considered relatively strong based on the breadth of Kentucky. With the majority of Kentuckians supporting raising the minimum wage, one wonders why Republicans support repealing Kentucky’s prevailing wage law.

This law would negatively impact. A new study led by an economist at Colorado State University says eliminating prevailing wage in Kentucky would lower construction worker income by 10 percent, reduce benefits and result in 5, In Prevailing Wage Laws and Construction Labor Markets (NBER Working Paper No.

), NBER Research Associates Daniel Kessler and Lawrence Katz examine the consequences of several states' repeal in the s and s of their prevailing wage laws.

By comparing trends in construction labor markets in "repeal" states to trends in labor markets. Giving Kentuckians a raise through a higher minimum wage would put money into workers’ pockets and into circulation in our local economies. Unlike Kentucky, 29 states and D.C.

now have a higher minimum wage than the federal $, and. 28 August (WV News) CHARLESTON — A new academic report from researchers at the University of Kentucky found West Virginia’s repeal of the prevailing wage in has led to lower construction costs for public projects.

Kentucky lawmakers in the coming days will likely approve a measure to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. The state House approved .