An editorial in Sunday's Grand Rapids Press highlights a 2007 Mackinac Center study on Michigan's prevailing wage law and calls for the act's abolition.

"The Effects of Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law," by Labor Policy Director Paul Kersey, examines the rationale behind the law and points out the millions of dollars it needlessly forces various entities to spend on projects when state money is involved.

A letter to the editor in Sunday's Detroit Free Press, written by former state Rep. Leon Drolet, references a Mackinac Center commentary that detailed the inflated costs of Michigan's public-sector benefits. Written by James Hohman, fiscal policy analyst, and Adam Rule, a 2009 summer research intern, the Aug. 3 Current Comment explains that government employees in Michigan receive benefits worth $5.7 billion more than if they were employed in the private sector.


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