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Workers in Indiana have more freedom than ever before to decide where their hard-earned dollars go. When Indiana passed Right to Work in 2013, it became the 23rd state to let workers decide whether or not to join and pay a union. Union membership and union dues can no longer be a condition of employment. Workers who prefer to join and pay a union are still able to do so.

Indiana also passed Common Construction Wage repeal, ending a 1930s era law that dictated the rates at which schools and local governments had to pay contractors for construction projects. The wage resulted in higher salaries for a few lucky workers, but made projects exorbitantly expensive for taxpayers and priced many workers out of a construction project.

Passing this reform allows local governments to save more money to spend on the things they need, and give the rest back to taxpayers.