Senate Bill 116, introduced today, would require a three-year exemption on prevailing wages for school construction. It would also require public schools to give a cost study to the Controller General’s Office.
Sponsored by Senator Gary Simpson along with Senator Greg Lavelle and State Reps Danny Short and Deb Hudson. Co-sponsors include six GOP Senators and six GOP State Reps.
I find it very interesting they chose school construction for this given the audit that came out last week against Sussex Technical School District. If there is some secret deal or compromise to pass the state budget, this would be the key legislation the Delaware Republicans have been looking for. Don’t count it out until everyone goes home on July 1st. Strange things happen the night of June 30th and the early hours of July 1st. A bill could be dead, and presto, it has a suspension of rules.
I would have to image the unions are already opposing this bill. Call me crazy, but I would guess they aren’t strong supporters.