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Fast Food Wages and Fabian Follies

… nationwide recently to claim that wages at fast food restaurants are too low. … amount too. The same principle should prevail in government: A receptionist at … whoever and whatever, everybody’s wage is exactly the same as everybody else’s. … assignment. The so-called “living wage,” defined as how much a person must …

Republican U.S. Rep. Upton Joins Dems to Uphold Mandatory Union-Scale Wages

Amendment would have repealed 'prevailing wage' mandate on federal projects

… voting to uphold union prevailing wages on federal construction … prevent the repeal. Prevailing wage laws ensure that arbitrary union-scale wages must be paid on government … the bids received. "Prevailing wages demand that the U.S. … federal law mandating prevailing wages is known as the Davis-Bacon …

Balance Increased Road Spending with Cuts

… following five suggestions are means to fill this gap: Repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law: estimated savings, $107 million. This state law punishes taxpayers … government construction projects pay an artificially high, union-related “prevailing wage.” The dollar estimate provided here comes from a 2007 Mackinac Center …

Center Research Cited on Prevailing Wage Repeal

… repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law today. The story … “The benefits of the prevailing wage law to the state as a … evidence that strong prevailing wage laws are associated with … does not offset the higher wages that are also associated with strong prevailing wage laws.”

Is Repeal In The Cards For Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law?

Issue is on the legislative agenda

… to repeal the state's prevailing wage law. "I believe the votes … Leader.” Michigan's prevailing wage law mandates that union-scale wages be paid on construction work … group has opposed the prevailing wage law for years. "The legislation … non-union construction employees prevail in Michigan." Gov. Rick Snyder's …

Policy Changes Lives

… “There is probably a 30% difference in wages when we do prevailing wage work. It’s an artificially high wage when I look at what it is that we’re … right now. It doesn’t match what the wages are in Michigan. It doesn’t come close.” …

Gas Tax and Fee Discussion Worth Having

… listed in our 2007 transportation study include repealing the state prevailing wage law and competitive contracting for road maintenance. Prevailing wage laws artificially raise the cost of government construction projects. …

Balance Increased Road Spending with Cuts

Tax, spending cuts should be pursued

… following six suggestions are one way to fill this gap: Repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law: estimated savings, $107 million. This state law punishes taxpayers … government construction projects pay an artificially high, union-related “prevailing wage.” The dollar estimate provided here comes from a 2007 Mackinac Center …

Cumulative Weekly Roll Call Reports 2013

… Senate Bill 157 and House Bill 4172: Repeal “prevailing wage” law Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) … Price (R), respectively, to repeal the state “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government … the lowest bid unless the contractor pays "prevailing wages," which are based on regional union pay scales …