With all of the news in the last few years about the repeal of state prevailing wage laws, you would think the policy behind such efforts was based upon a solid case that doing so improves a state's economy. In fact, just the opposite is true.
This ConstructionDive.com article discusses a recent study showing that the State of Indiana hurt its own people and employers when it repealed its prevailing wage law.
Since the law was repealed in 2015:
Blue-Collar Wages dropped 8.5%
Productivity dropped 5.3%
Job Growth dropped 1.5%