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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. …

Shouldn’t Enhancing Your Neighborhood Be Up to You?

… argument for leaving it to the private sector. In units with local prevailing wage laws, money may be wasted simply by paying union scale wages for the construction projects or by government escaping its proper limits.  …

Nation’s Highest Gas Tax Coming to Michigan?

… diverted to subsidize city buses, and some is wasted by mandating above-market wages on road projects through the state’s “prevailing wage” law. Another seven-eighths-of-a-cent-per-gallon tax originally intended …

How to Find and Eliminate Wasted State Money

… with county sheriffs' deputies who have lower wages and benefits. For private contracting to produce … This can occur through legal mechanisms like prevailing wage laws, or as a result of collective bargaining negotiations establishing higher wages and benefits. If Michigan public-sector benefits …

A Christmas Wish List for Michigan Policymakers

… would put public school teachers and state employees on the same plan. This could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Repeal the "prevailing wage" law. This insidious requirement increases the cost of everything the government builds, from bridges to schools, by hundreds of millions of dollars …

How to Save $2.2 Billion

… services, car-sharing and more. Savings: $112 million. Repeal the "prevailing wage" law that requires above-market rate wages be paid on school construction projects. Savings: $150 million. The Mackinac …

Tax Day Highlights Burden of State Government

… reforms and spending cuts. Yet adopting cost-saving reforms — from ending ineffective economic development programs to repealing the state's prevailing wage law — would be an economically healthier solution. Encouraging high-earners to flee the state and inviting the revenue yo-yo effect that's a characteristic …

My Union Dues Paid For That?

… ostensibly based on the suspicion that Buist was violating the state’s prevailing wage law. Ultimately, Local 445 filed an allegation of prevailing wage violation with the Department of Labor and Economic Growth. After a …

Michigan Needs Worker Freedom of Choice

… choice is not an option in the current Legislature, which will not even seriously consider repealing the state’s costly union subsidy called the Prevailing Wage Act. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has shown utterly no leadership on such issues. The state’s public sector unions flexed their considerable muscle …

Budget Savings Can Replace Recent Tax Hikes

… and slice $32.4 million (20 percent) from local bus subsidies. Close nine Secretary of State offices to save $4.7 million. Repeal the state prevailing wage law to save more than $90 million on infrastructure projects. These common sense frugalities will save $211.3 million. Achievable Government-Wide …