Kill AB99: The Committee Vote is Tuesday at 9pm
AB99 has been hijacked by the Democrats. Instead of stopping the Taxpayer Rip-off of Prevailing Wage, AB99 has lowered the threshold from $100,000 to $2,000 and now requires the Nevada System of Higher Education (colleges & universities) to pay prevailing wages (exorbitant union wages) on essentially all jobs. This is a payoff to unions for Democrat votes.
EXPLANATION OF AB99:
This bill originally would have increased the threshold to $250,000 now with a proposed amendment will lower it to $2,000 and will require prevailing wages to be paid on essentially all jobs. The only reason for prevailing wages is for Dems to reward the unions. Prevailing wage is a huge rip-off of the taxpayers. The median prevailing wage for a union worker is on average 64% higher than their average wage. For instance for the category “painters, construction and maintenance” the regular pay is $29 an hour plus benefits. Under prevailing wage it goes up to $61 an hour. There may be an amendment to include rural county governments in this bill as well as NSHE. See the information from Nevada Policy Research Institute: Prevailing Wage Rates, 2019 | Nevada Policy Research Institute (npri.org)