When reading about the Marina Plan, I am disappointed that all laborers are not guaranteed the prevailing wage. This seems to discriminate against certain workers. Who will not be paid the prevailing wage and why? In stating that the plan requires 50 percent "local" labor, exactly what are the requirements to be considered local (city, county, state?). Will the companies bidding the jobs be local or will they have to hire local laborers?
I also hope the legislature supports State Rep. Ted Celeste's bill to keep deadbeat parents out of jail so they can be employed and pay support. This bill, along with the use of ankle bracelets and the right of the courts to garnish wages, would enable those with employment to keep their jobs and work out the past due payments.