Editorial: End ‘state enforced price fixing’

Sunday’s editorial in the Bowling Green Daily News didn’t pull any punches in describing the harmful effects of Kentucky’s prevailing-wage policy. It called the policy “a government enforced price fixing conspiracy” on public projects. The editorial did a good job of addressing how Kentucky’s prevailing-wage policy is harmful to the commonwealth’s economy: “Rather than allowing…

Prevailing avoidance

Kentucky’s legislative leaders are finally addressing the need to repair crumbling schools — but only as it benefits their call for more gambling. They remain resolute in their refusal to consider addressing antiquated and wasteful prevailing-wage policies, which drive up the cost of repairing schools by a whopping 20 percent. Apparently, satisfying labor constituencies is…