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Taxpayers Prevail in Bay City

… to repeal the city’s prevailing wage ordinance on Feb. 6. The … Michigan with their own prevailing wage ordinances that either … require the payment of union wages on all local-government funded … Center research shows that prevailing wage ordinances increase the … Effects of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law by Labor Policy Director …

Michigan’s 50-Year Old ‘Prevailing Wage’ Law Repealed

… construction projects. The “prevailing wage” law required union wages on public projects, regardless … set hundreds of thousands of wage classifications every year. … eliminating it will mean lower wages and worse service. That’s a … summer. Eliminating the prevailing wage requirement means more …

Lawmakers Looking to Close the Session Strong, Move Major Reforms

… Legislature has passed bills repealing union-mandated wages on government construction jobs and establishing … mandates. Here is a summary of the bills: Prevailing Wage The law mandating union wages on public projects has been around for more than …

IMPACT Spring 2003

… Issue: Executive Vice President's Message Election Consolidation 'Living Wage' Testimony Media Hightlights MEA Lawsuit 'Power to Choose' Detroit Entrepreneur Your Legacy Privatization Free-Market Library Prevailing Wage

By the Numbers

… state and local governments 51 percent — Proportion of new legislators serving in Lansing, who may have different ideas about right-to-work and prevailing wage laws than the people they replace

New Policymakers Mean More Scrutiny of Recent Policy Changes

… words, to reinstate the prevailing wage laws. But these are good … don’t want to support. Prevailing wage requirements weight the … employment. Regarding prevailing wages, the public benefits … built, for instance. Prevailing wage policies are like that. They require union-scale wages for individuals who work on …

Policy Changes Lives

… “There is probably a 30% difference in wages when we do prevailing wage work. It’s an artificially high wage when I look at what it is that we’re … right now. It doesn’t match what the wages are in Michigan. It doesn’t come close.” …

Mackinac in the Media

… field and no favors. Reduce utility and tax costs across the board, provide first-rate public infrastructure and lighten the regulatory load.” Prevailing wage, a bad policy that was repealed by the Legislature in 2018, was recently reinstated by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for some state contracts. Jarrett …

A Legislative Agenda for 2014

… competitive state economy. — Repeal the state Prevailing Wage law that prohibits granting government construction … greater parental choice. — Repeal Michigan’s minimum wage law, don’t increase it. As Michael LaFaive put it, the  only true “minimum” wage is zero — which is what many more low-skill workers …

Voters in 2016 May Face Eight Ballot Proposals

… glance at the proposals: Prevailing wage repeal A well-funded … the state’s 50-year-old prevailing wage law, which prohibits governments … unless the contractor pays wages based on regional union pay scales. It is estimated the prevailing wage law costs Michigan taxpayers … preserve or reinstate the prevailing wage, depending on what happens …