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Interpreting Proposal 1’s Loss

First, look at current resources

… begins devoting more tax revenue from the growing economy to needed road funding. It is also encouraging the see the Senate consider a repeal of prevailing wages, a step towards saving on construction costs in state, local governments and school districts. People should be coming together around proposals …

Here's How Much Michigan's 'Prevailing Wage' Law Costs Your School District

Taxpayers paying hundreds of millions extra

Michigan’s “prevailing wage” law costs residents more than $224 … people learn the cost of prevailing wage mandates for individual … eliminating the state’s prevailing wage law, which essentially … government to pay union scale wages and follow union work rules. … states that either have no prevailing wage or that attempt to use …

Prevailing Wage Research Cited in Detroit News

Repealing the law could save taxpayers millions every year

Michigan's prevailing wage law mandates hourly pay for workers on public projects, often inflating wages 10 to 15 percent above market rates. Consistently … Mackinac Center research in her column on prevailing wage in the May 8 edition of the Detroit News. …

Michigan Legislature Can Pursue Free-Market Agenda

… public resources by repealing Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage laws set artificially high prices for public … Michigan Freedom Fund estimates that eliminating prevailing wage for school construction would allow schools …

What the New Legislature Should Stand For — And What It Should Not

… unfunded liabilities to future taxpayers. Make good on the previously violated promise for income tax relief. Save money by eliminating arbitrary prevailing wage laws. Stop the failed corporate welfare machine. Eliminate licensing and regulatory barriers that impede entrepreneurs. Enforce the right-to-work …

How Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Raises Costs

Schools, other government entities are forced to pay prices that have little to do with reality

… per hour. That’s the market wage for qualified glass-installers … Because of the state’s “prevailing wage” law, any glazier in Dickinson … paid $43.53 per hour. Prevailing wage laws force government … projects. “I believe prevailing wage has not benefited the … because of the state’s prevailing wage law. Without the law, …

Here's the Upcoming Political Drama in Michigan

Prevailing wage, the May 5 ballot proposal and energy are all on the table

… repealing the state’s prevailing wage law as their top priority, … legislation to repeal the prevailing wage law? “The key word here … would expect to see a prevailing wage repeal finding its way … decided that repealing the prevailing wage wouldn't harm his efforts … attached to a repeal of prevailing wage,” Ballenger added. Mark …

What the New Legislature Should Stand For – and What It Should Not

A time for choosing in Michigan

… liabilities from weighing down Michigan. Go through with the income tax relief that was previously promised. Save money by eliminating arbitrary prevailing wage laws and central planning programs. Eliminate licensing and regulatory barriers that unnecessarily impede entrepreneurs. Enforce the right-to-work …

House GOP Action Plan Points the Way to Real Reform

Repealing prevailing wage a top priority

… Repealing Michigan's Prevailing Wage: “Prevailing wage laws hinder economic growth … December 1994 to June 1997, prevailing wage laws were suspended because … states have repealed their prevailing wage laws, bringing the number … “Municipal ordinances governing wages and benefits known as ‘sick …

88 New Bills in Four Days — a Sampler

Ban local Uber bans, restrict religious freedom restrictions

… “community benefits” ordinance that imposes mandatory wage, benefit, or leave time requirements on developers … would also prohibit locals from imposing a “prevailing wage” mandate requiring these employers to pay “union scale” wages, to the extent this is not already required by …