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Whitmer’s Prevailing Wage Move Favors Unions Over Taxpayers

… law and reinstating a prevailing wage mandate for state construction … research on the impacts of prevailing wage and supported its repeal … its anti-competitive prevailing wage law, state construction jobs and wages both increased significantly. Reinstating prevailing wage is a misguided decision …

Lawmakers Repeal Prevailing Wage and Pass Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Medicaid Population

Repeal of union wage mandates and application of Medicaid work requirements will benefit taxpayers and Michigan’s economy

… which eliminate costly “prevailing wage” mandates on public construction … workforce. Michigan's "prevailing wage" law mandated union wage scales on public construction … expensive firms. “Michigan's prevailing wage law was the most stringent … Following the repeal of prevailing wage, the Legislature passed …

National Labor Expert: Right-To-Work Just the Beginning for Missouri

Show-Me State poised to become next Wisconsin for labor reform

… secret ballot in government unions’ organizing elections. SB 210 is the keystone of a package of reform bills that would also repeal the state’s “prevailing wage” law, which costs taxpayers by inflating the price of state construction contracts. Another bill in the package would also prohibit the withholding …

Mackinac Center Experts Available for Commentary on 2017 State of the State Address

Policy analysts watching a wide range of topics

… Income tax changes State revenue sharing with local governments School rankings and accountability Educational choice Higher education funding Prevailing wage repeal Infrastructure spending Auto insurance changes Economic development and corporate welfare State energy policy Environmental regulation …

Expanding Lansing’s Prevailing Wage Would Reduce Jobs, Hike Cost to Taxpayers

Economic impact could be “severe,” says Mackinac Center labor policy director

… MIDLAND — Expanding the prevailing wage requirement in the city … study on the state’s prevailing wage law. News reports indicate … ordinance that would impose a prevailing wage requirement on private … government projects to pay the prevailing wage — usually the union wage — to workers. Paul Kersey, …

Prevailing Wage Costs Taxpayers $250 Million Annually, Reduces Construction Jobs, Primarily Benefits High-Wage Construction Workers

“A trifecta of bad public policy,” says Mackinac Center senior labor analyst

… estimates that Michigan’s prevailing wage law, which requires union wages to be paid on state construction … the study. Michigan’s prevailing wage law also appears to decrease … Mackinac Center. "Michigan’s prevailing wage law effectively boosts … what Michigan law calls a ‘prevailing’ wage is actually an above-market …

Study: Michigan’s Road System Needs Both Reforms and Dollars

Revenue increases must be tied to policy changes and offsets, according to study’s author

… addition, savings can be achieved by consolidating the number of road agencies involved in Michigan road building and maintenance, eliminating prevailing wage laws, closing loopholes in registration fee collections and adopting other common-sense measures." Pavement with remaining service life in good …

Mackinac Center President Calls for Eliminating SBT Through Spending Cuts, and for Deregulation of Telecom

Would exempt schools from Prevailing Wage Act: “Can’t support kids without euthanizing this dinosaur”

… for two major reforms: exempting the state’s school system from the Prevailing Wage Act, which regulates contracting for construction services; and changing … services and save money on health insurance costs. Reed argued that the Prevailing Wage Act raises construction prices for schools by $150 million annually …

Lawmakers Could Balance Budget by Cutting Spending and Selling State Assets

For Immediate Release

… Aid Fund subsidy entirely (Gov. Granholm’s modified budget reduces it to $139 million); and $150 million to $400 million – repeal the state’s “prevailing wage act” which increases construction costs on public projects. Exempting schools alone from the act, as Ohio has already done, would save public …

Bay County Taxpayers Paying Extra for "Union Only" Deal

For Immediate Release

… Bay County also has a prevailing wage ordinance, which dictates wages for workers employed on county … experience, show that the prevailing wage law alone drives up the … can still compete under prevailing wage laws, PLAs take non-union … information on the effects of prevailing wage laws, see the Mackinac …