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Low-Hanging Fruit Can Help Fund Roads

There's plenty of money in the current budget

… additional reforms (such as repealing a state prevailing wage law that increases the cost of government … circulate that to get Democratic votes on a minimum wage increase pre-empting an even worse ballot initiative, … hike sausage is not repealing Michigan's prevailing wage. That would be a shame, because doing so could …

Politics Prevailed With Michigan's Minimum Wage Increase

Event today will discuss ways to mitigate the harm caused by the forced wage mandate

… government didn’t prevent a minimum wage increase and an increase in … corner to prevent a minimum wage ballot initiative that would … Michigan GOP to hike the minimum wage. Instead they implemented a … have increased the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, indexed … exchange for the $9.25 minimum wage the minority party will supply …

Cost of School Millage Approvals Inflated Because of Prevailing Wage Law

Taxpayers hit with an extra $35 million in costs because of law that favors labor unions

… they wanted to pay higher wages for the construction projects … because of the state's prevailing wage law, which mandates that … cover the costs of the prevailing wage, according to the Associated … repealed." Michigan's prevailing wage law, which has been in … will repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law to save the state …

A Center-Right Candidate Questionnaire that Digs Deeper

… local governments to impose criminal penalties, wage garnishment, foreclosure and more on a property … students? Would you support repealing the prevailing wage law that requires union-scale wages to be paid for school and other state construction …

Detroit Bailout Makes for Strange Bedfellows

… example, might they promise to not attempt a repeal of the state’s awful “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government contracts to the lowest bidder unless a firm pays above-market union wages? Statewide it has been estimated that this law costs taxpayers more than …

Emergency Manager Model Brings Fiscal Security to Pontiac

Lou Schimmel reflects on his tenure

… middle-range workers who kept their jobs, but they did have to take a reduction in wages. But overall, including police, fire, public service and administration, … interest. That was very contentious, and I was sued over it and fortunately prevailed. Overall, we reduced the debt from $115 million down to $28 million by …

A Legislative Agenda for 2014

… competitive state economy. — Repeal the state Prevailing Wage law that prohibits granting government construction … greater parental choice. — Repeal Michigan’s minimum wage law, don’t increase it. As Michael LaFaive put it, the  only true “minimum” wage is zero — which is what many more low-skill workers …

Commentary: A Legislative Agenda for 2014

Get back to the 2011 and 2012 reform agenda.

… systems to new employees. -- Repeal the state prevailing wage law that prohibits granting government construction … public education. -- Repeal Michigan's minimum wage law, don't increase it. As Mackinac Center for … policy Michael LaFaive put it, the only true minimum wage is zero, which is what many more low-skill workers …

Study: Prevailing Wage Costs Taxpayers, Schools $224 Million Per Year

Confirmation: Mandating higher costs on construction projects makes them cost more

… confirms that the state's prevailing wage law imposes a large cost … found that Michigan's prevailing wage law costs taxpayers, public … government to pay union scale wages and follow union work rules. … yet been taken up. “Prevailing wage costs the taxpayers of … about the wastefulness of prevailing wage and provide further support …

Court Ruling Supports State Law That Prohibits Discrimination of Non-Union Contractors

'Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act' back in force

… Agreement Ban Back In Place GOP Establishment Standing in Way of Prevailing Wage Reform Just One Michigan Republican Votes for Labor Union Monopoly … Lawmakers More Intimidated by Government Unions? Bay City Repeals Prevailing Wage Ordinance 25 Reforms in 2011 Costly Union Worker Special Favor Barely …