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John Broden
Senate considers changes to bill repealing construction wage

The Republican-controlled Senate defeated several proposed changes Tuesday to a measure that would repeal the state's construction wage law, despite growing concerns over how the bill will affect Indiana's construction industry. The GOP-led push would eliminate the five-member local boards that set the common construction wage, which contractors must pay workers on a state or local government building project costing more than $350,000. Sen. John Broden, D-South Bend, proposed an amendment that he said would postpone the "seismic change to Indiana's construction industry" until after lawmakers study the issue this summer. Broden said his proposal would be a...