Wisconsin’s minimum wage for state government building projects would be eliminated in a bill sought by G-O-P lawmakers in both houses. Governor Scott Walker agreed two years ago to drop the prevailing wage for local projects, but not state work. The Republican Walker tried dropping the state wage in the budget he proposed in February, but the two chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee removed the item last week. Now, Senate Republican Leah Vukmir (vook meer) of Wauwatosa and Assembly Republican Rob Hutton of Brookfield are asking colleagues to sign onto a separate bill. Senate G-O-P Majority Leader Jim Steineke supports it, saying it would save money in the state’s next road budget. But Democrats and unions have long opposed dropping the prevailing wage, saying it could result in shoddy work from lower priced contractors.