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$2.1 Billion in Michigan Budget Reforms

… Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2004. Repeal Prevailing Wage law: $250 million. Mandating higher than market wages on government construction projects … Lansing, suggests that repealing Prevailing Wage would save public schools and … recommended repealing Michigan’s prevailing wage law in 1989. Adopt “presumptive …

Budget Reform Ideas for 2015 and Beyond

… budget by a whopping $500 million. Repeal prevailing wage. Savings: $250 million. Prevailing wage mandates higher than market wages be paid on all projects funded by the government …

Here's Where the Candidates Stand In Michigan's 42nd House Race

Nick Fiani, Rich Perlberg, Dale Rogers and Lana Theis sound off

… program, and the state prevailing wage law. Workers for the … movies.” Michigan has a prevailing wage law that mandates union-scale wages be paid on construction work … determined by the state that prevailing wage applied, and his costs … repealing the state's prevailing wage laws. I think that will …

GOP Candidates For Michigan's 80th House District Tackle the Issues

Cindy Gamrat vs. Steve Schulz

… “corporate welfare” programs and the state’s prevailing wage law. The Michigan teacher pension system … corporate subsidies or favors.” The state’s prevailing wage law, which mandates union-scale wages on construction projects, costs taxpayers hundreds …

Three Former State Representatives Crowd The Race For Michigan's 13th Senate District

Marty Knollenberg, Chuck Moss, Rocky Raczkowski, Ethan Baker and Al Gui face off

… over ending the state’s prevailing wage law, which mandates union-scale wages on public construction projects. … each year. “I believe prevailing wage should have been repealed … happily voted to repeal prevailing wage at the same time. That … expenses.” Baker: “The prevailing wage law should absolutely …

School Support Service Privatization: Saving Money, Improving Quality

… workers with few benefits and receiving minimum wages,” “faceless, nameless employees,” and “[s]trangers … proportion and repeated ad nauseam. A double standard prevails in which contractors are typically held to much … correspondingly less concerned that high prices due to costly wage demands will decrease output and hence employment. …

Educators Facing Off In Michigan's 59th House District

Superintendent Roger Rathburn vs. teacher Aaron Miller in the Republican primary

… pension system, and higher mandated wages on state construction projects. Current … agreed on repealing the state’s prevailing wage law, which mandates higher costs … estimated $224 million annually. “Wages for construction workers, just like most other occupational wages, should be driven by the free-market,” …

Stances on Corporate Welfare a Difference In Michigan's 39th House Race

Rep. Klint Kesto vs. Deb O'Hagan

… program, and the state prevailing wage law. There was agreement … repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. In 1997, new state … bankruptcy court!” Michigan’s prevailing wage law mandates union-scale wages on public construction projects. … she said. “Repealing prevailing wage should be a priority. …

Political Experience Separates Candidates In 98th District House GOP Primary

Gary Glenn vs. Karl Ieuter

… subsidies and the state's prevailing wage law. While state workers … also agreed on the state prevailing wage law, which mandates union wage scaled be paid on construction … Important Thing Study: Prevailing Wage Costs Taxpayers, Schools … Cards For Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law? County Prevailing …

Select Business Subsidies, Endorsements Are Differences In 37th District Senate GOP Primary

State Representatives Wayne Schmidt and Greg MacMaster face off

… Medicaid expansion the second time around, and on the gas tax issue I offered an alternative to it, which would include repealing the [state's] prevailing wage law. On the Detroit bailout I didn't just vote against it, I spoke out loudly and clearly against doing it. Q: The Michigan Economic Development …