Gov Larry Hogan Vetoes Prevailing Wage Rates Legislation

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Governor Hogan has vetoed Senate Bill 572/House Bill 1243 – the ​Prevailing Wage Rates – Public Work Contracts – Suits by Employees. He says that the bill is “an inconsistent reversal” of legislation (SB451/HB1100) that was passed by Maryland General Assembly action from just a few years ago that required workers to file a complaint with the Commissioner of Labor and Industry before filing a lawsuit. The Hogan administration has a strong record of wage recovery, and the current Prevailing Wage system has successfully resolved every case since 2012 without the need to go to court, at zero cost to workers.

Read his Letter on the veto here