COLUMBUS - State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) will announce the introduction of legislation that would would make participation in prevailing wage guidelines permissive, rather than required, for local governments institutions of higher education and specialty districts.

State Senator Matt Huffman
Allen County Commissioner Jay Begg
Mayor Mark Barhorst, City of Sidney 

Harding Press Briefing Room, Ohio Statehouse

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 
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