Michigan's prevailing wage law mandates hourly pay for workers on public projects, often inflating wages 10 to 15 percent above market rates. Consistently overpaying for these services cost Michigan tax payers an average of $224 million each year between 2002 and 2012, according to the Anderson Economic Group.
Annie Patnaude cited Mackinac Center research in her column on prevailing wage in the May 8 edition of the Detroit News. Her op-ed was also published in the American Spectator on May 13.
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