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Why Not Double the Prevailing Wage?

Arbitrary rate harms taxpayers, school districts

Michigan’s prevailing wage law sets an arbitrary mandate for … of Republicans is to lower wages and have people work for less," … arbitrary rate that raises wages with no harm to taxpayers or … the state double the prevailing wage rate? The reason is that … real costs to Michigan’s prevailing wage policy. Because of it, …

And They’re Off – Jan. 16 Legislature Report

Hike taxes, extend term limits, repeal "prevailing wage"

… Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 4001, 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 union-submitted pay …

Legislature Looks at Repealing Prevailing Wage

Center experts made suggestion 20 years ago

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, said today that the Michigan Legislature will seek to repeal the state’s costly prevailing wage law. Here is more information on why such a policy change would benefit Michigan.

In or Out? How is Michigan Doing Among Other States?

United Van Lines National Movers Study a good gauge of where opportunity lies

… in 2015. Second, the state should repeal its archaic and expensive Prevailing Wage law which mandates higher than necessary wages on government financed construction projects. Doing so might save $224 million …

The State Budget and Civil Society

… campus that could see its subsidy cut. Repeal Prevailing Wage law: $250 million. Mandating higher than market wages on government construction projects is an archaic … Group of Lansing, suggests that repealing Prevailing Wage would save public schools and universities …

Bill to Curb Local Government Meddling Dies in House

… subsidies conditional on the wage, benefit and hiring policies … making a contractor pay "prevailing wages," which are based on … Approvals Inflated Because of Prevailing Wage Law Study: Prevailing Wage Costs Taxpayers, Schools … Cards For Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law? County Prevailing …

The 12 Fiscal Policy Days of Christmas

… $5.8 billion per year. Repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage statute. Prevailing wage statutes mandate higher than market wages on government-funded projects such as roads and …

House Road Plan Is Solid

A way to fix roads without raising gas taxes

… that stabilize the state’s finances and relieve burdens on families and taxpayers. Among the reforms the House could pursue are eliminating the prevailing wage law, closing the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System or perhaps adopting a proposal to put a Taxpayer Bill of Rights on a future …

November 7, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

New legislative leaders; facilitating medical innovation

… done by Michigan print shops. The bill appears to leave in effect a “prevailing wage” mandate on state-funded printing, which prohibits granting the lowest bid to a shop unless its employees are paid the equivalent of local union wages. Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No” SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, …

What Should the Next Legislature Do?

… government employee benefits into balance with private-sector averages. Fully closing the gap would save $5.8 billion annually. Repeal the “prevailing wage” law that forces schools to waste $224 million annually. Expand educational choices by letting the money follow students to any school, public …