The Southeast Missourian reports that Cape Girardeau County commissioners are pushing to repeal the state prevailing wage law. Senator Wayne Wallingford says that he wants to fix it rather than repeal it. But the county commissioners said the law needs to go, it adds to the cost of tax-funded, public-works projects for the state and local governments. Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracey said that if repealed, local governments could choose the best bid, and that repealing this law wouldn’t lower the quality of construction, as the opponents of a repeal have argued. After the meeting, Tracy suggested lawmakers could seek a “compromise” that would repeal the law but allow local governments to adopt prevailing-wage rules or include such requirements in bid specifications on a case-by-case basis.