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Could a Backroom Political Deal Stop Prevailing Wage Repeal?

… repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law, according to a news … Michigan 50-year-old prevailing wage law prohibits the state, … agrees to pay union-scale wages on the project. It is estimated … part, unions see the prevailing wage law very likely getting … the drive to repeal the prevailing wage — if he’s concerned about …

July 31 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Bills on school “adequacy,” secret corporate welfare, police shootings and more

… “economic damages” including lost wages, plus reasonable attorney fees. Versions … Bill 4429: Exempt schools from "prevailing wage" mandate Introduced by Rep. … construction projects from the state “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding … unless the contractor pays "prevailing wages," which are based on union pay …

Five Road Funding Principles

… infrastructure. A second principle is that reforming inefficient road building practices must be part of any road funding deal. Repealing the prevailing wage law is a modest start. Raising the standard of quality for publicly funded road construction is also crucial. Policymakers should also retain, …

Five Road Funding Principles

… oppose basic government infrastructure. Illuminate inefficient road spending practices and recommend reforms within road agencies. Repealing the prevailing wage law is a modest start. Retain the user-fee principle. Those who drive more should pay more. The per-gallon fuel tax approximates a user fee. …

Skorup Joins Pat Johnston for Prevailing Wage Discussion

The two debated repealing the law on the Art Lewis Show on WSGW

… have the opportunity to repeal the state's prevailing wage law, which mandates that government projects pay union wages to all laborers, regardless of market wages.  Jarrett Skorup recently debated the issue with …

Five Road Funding Principles

Mackinac Center President Joseph Lehman lays out a free-market approach to pay for roads

… oppose basic government infrastructure. Illuminate inefficient road spending practices and recommend reforms within road agencies. Repealing the prevailing wage law is a modest start. Retain the user-fee principle. Those who drive more should pay more. The per-gallon fuel tax approximates a user fee. …

Is State's Prevailing Wage Law at Risk of Being Tossed?

A citizen initiative would trump Gov. Snyder's promised veto on any repeal legislation

… repealing Michigan’s prevailing wage law. On Tuesday, the Board … pledged not to sign a prevailing wage repeal as part of the … initiative to repeal the prevailing wage would take the governor … Legislature to repeal prevailing wage, assuming sufficient signatures … entities to pay a set minimum wage for workers based on union …

What You Need to Know About the Initiative to Repeal Prevailing Wage

If sponsors gather enough signatures in time, then legislature votes

… repeal of the state's “prevailing wage” law. This law prohibits … pays the equivalent of union wages that often exceed market rates. … alleged deal and veto a prevailing wage repeal bill that has already … which wants to repeal the prevailing wage law through a process … to repeal Michigan's prevailing wage law. It requires sponsors …

Prevailing Wage Repeal is Sound Policy

However, not all reforms are cuts

… repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. It is an expensive … projects. Bills to make prevailing wage an artifact of history … actually "cuts." State prevailing wage laws mandate that construction … pay fabricated union scale wages. Our 2007 study, “The Effects of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law,” by Paul Kersey reported …

May 15, 2015 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call

… VoteSpotter today! Senate Bill 3, Repeal “prevailing wage” law: Passed 22 to 15 in the Senate To repeal the state “prevailing wage” law, which prohibits awarding government … submit the lowest bid unless the contractor pays wages based on pay scales that local union officials …