During a press conference Monday where he nominated former Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, Jerry Wray (Newark) to resume that agency’s top job, Governor-elect Kasich also indicated changes would be sought in payment of prevailing wage on construction projects.
“Prevailing wage drives up the cost of every construction project. That’s something that the legislature is going to have to talk about. Look, if you can get more product at a lower cost, I mean, hello, that makes a lot of sense. So we will be pushing these kinds of ideas,” he said.