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Open Letter from City Leaders Calls for Prevailing Wages in State Housing Reforms

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an open letter that ran as a full page ad in today’s Sacramento Bee, elected leaders from six of California’s eight largest cities called on California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to include prevailing wage standards in state housing reforms. The ad was paid for by Smart Cities Prevail (SCP).

STUDY: Linking Prevailing Wage Standards with Housing Reforms Would Close Affordability Gap and Save Taxpayer Dollars

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A brand new study by construction industry research non-profit Smart Cities Prevail shows that linking prevailing wage standards with proposed reforms to streamline new housing development would close the affordability gap, save state and local governments tens of millions of dollars annually, and disproportionately benefit communities of color.

First of Its Kind National Study Examines Economic, Social, and Fiscal Impacts of State Prevailing Wage Laws

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CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As policy debates rage in states from Michigan and New Hampshire to New Mexico and West Virginia, researchers from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Smart Cities Prevail have just completed the first ever national study on the economic, social, and project cost impacts of state prevailing wage laws.

New Study: Michigan Prevailing Wage Repeal Will Kill Jobs and Hamper Economy

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LANSING, Mich., June 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just completed research by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail – a leading construction industry research organization – has revealed that Michigan’s proposed prevailing wage repeal would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, $1.7 billion in economic output, $28 million in local and state tax revenue, and will export nearly $700 million in construction investments out of state every year.

New Research Exposes Folly of Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Repeal Proposal

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MADISON, Wis., June 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just completed research by Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail Researcher Alex Lantsberg reveals that Wisconsin’s proposed prevailing wage repeal (AB 32) will cost the state nearly 9,000 jobs, $1.2 billion in economic output, $77 million in tax revenue, and will export an estimated $500 million in construction investments out of state.