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Apprenticeship Study Building Trades Apprenticeship Training in West Virginia.  A Comparison of Union and Non Union Building Trades Programs in the 1990s.  Sarah S. Etherton, Stephen L.Cook and Robert V. Massey Jr. WVU Extension Service Institute for Labor Studies and Research.  May 2002.

BCTD Apprenticeship Final Report ; April 2005.  This report reveals that almost every Associated Builders and Contractors apprenticeship program fails to provide this training to the majority of its apprentices. 

PERC Report 1998 - A report by the Peoples Election Reform Coalition that shows campaign contributions by types of contributors.

Cost of Construction Report by the Polymer Alliance Zone; Final report issued February 2002.  The goal of this project is to compare key construction cost and condition factors of the polymer industry in the Polymer Alliance Zone, Inc. of West Virginia with those in other States in the region. 

Heavy Highway Report - Wages Productivity and Highway Construction Cost, Updated Analysis 1994-2002.  Report  produced by the National Heavy & Highway Alliance. 

An Economic Development Study by the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Prof. Jeffrey Waddoups has actually quantified taxpayer healthcare costs generated by uninsured workers who were treated at the University Medical Center in Clark County.

A Comparison of Public School Construction Costs, In Three Midwestern States that Have Changed their Prevailing Wage Laws in the 1990's, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan; by Peter Philips, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, University of Utah, February 2001.

ACT Prevailing Wage Brochure   In House document regarding value of Prevailing Wages on West Virginia's economy.

Adverse Impact of Repealing Prevailing Wage, Executive Summary, M. Kelsay, January 22, 2015 

Adverse Impact of Repealing Prevailing WageDr. M. Kelsay Full Study, January 22, 2015

Calculating The Prevailing Wage in West Virginia, Work Force West Virginia, Spring 2015

Davis Bacon Works, Prevailing Wage Laws Are Good For America.  Professor Dale Belman, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Professor Peter Phillips, Economics Department, University of Utah (February 28, 1998) 

Job Classification Booklet, Work Force West Virginia, Nov 9 2015 Prevailing Wage Definitions

Kentucky Report 2014 Philips : the benefits of prevailing wage

KRC Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Study October 2011

Maintaining Quality Work and Middle-Class Jobs in Construction, by Mark Price Keystone Research Center. Prevailing Wages affect on the economy

Methodology Summary - Work Force West Virginia

Prevailing Wage

Prevailing Wages and Government Contracting Costs, Nooshin Mahalia, Economic Policy Institute.  Analysis shows that most researchers have found that prevailing wage regulations in practice do not increase government contracting costs.
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School Building Authority Analysis of Project Costs and Wage Rates Pre and Post Prevailing Wage Appeal, March 2017  Report Authored in response to WV House Finance Committee questions during routine Agency Budget Hearing.  Report indicates no savings in cost of school construction.  The 5 schools for the price of 3 is a myth.

Project Labor Agreement Study

ACT Report on Governors Fair Tax - An analysis of Governor Underwood's tax reform proposals. The report looks at the proposed new taxes and estimates the effects on working families.

Corporate Income Taxes in the Bush Years , September 2004; A Joint Project of Citizens for Tax Justice & the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy by Robert S. McIntyre Citizens for Tax Justice