|Eugene O'Flaherty - #19 - Establish motorist hotline
Representative O'Flaherty has apparently not heard of the 511 system instituted by MassDOT. For he called for MassDOT to institute a system where one can call in roadside debris. Something which is done every day using the 511 system.
Timothy Madden - #99 - Prevailing Wage Thresholds
Representative Timothy Madden, a Demcorat, filed an amendment to raise the minimum threshold project cost requiring the payment of prevailing wage. Currently the threshold stands at $10,000. His amendment would raise that to $25,000, meaning that small projects would no longer require the payment of prevailing wage.
Daniel Winslow - #238 - End the Union Monopoly
Republican Dan Winslow filed an amendment to end the union monopoly on public works projects.
Daniel Winslow - #241 - Chapter 90 local aid relesae
No bonding money shall be released until the state releases Chapter 90 local aid money first.
Daniel Winslow - #245 - Suspension of the Prevailing Wage
Winslow filed an amendment to exempt all projects funded with the bond bill from the prevailing wage. The prevailing wage increases project cost.
Brad Jones - #249 - MBTA Control Board
Jones filed an amendment to coincide with the Senate's push for an MBTA control board.
Dan Winslow - #259 - Indexing Prevailing wage to Median wage
Currently in Massachusetts the prevailing wage is set de facto by the unions. Winslow's amendment would move to a system closer to that used by the Federal Government where the wage is based on the Median wages for the trade in a geographical area. This would lower the prevailing wage, reduce project costs, and create more jobs.