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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 Prevailing wage, a bad policy that was repealed by the Legislature in 2018, was recently reinstated by Gov.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 …

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

Media Roundup for 2018

… featured in a variety of outlets. Throughout the year, our research on prevailing wage, licensing, wage laws, bail reform and more was mentioned in multiple editorials by The Detroit …

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 … and employment. Regarding prevailing wages, the public benefits … built, for instance. Prevailing wage policies are like that. … bad for taxpayers. So prevailing wage laws transfer wealth from …

Michigan’s 50-Year Old ‘Prevailing Wage’ Law Repealed

… on government construction projects. The “prevailing wage” law required union wages on public projects, … state agencies try to set hundreds of thousands of wage classifications every year. Any homeowner in the … into effect this summer. Eliminating the prevailing wage requirement means more roads, school and government …

Lawmakers Looking to Close the Session Strong, Move Major Reforms

… from adding new occupational licensing laws or adding regulations above and beyond what the state mandates. Here is a summary of the bills: Prevailing Wage The law mandating union wages on public projects has been around for more than 50 years, leading to higher costs for taxpayers, city councils, …

Michigan's Labor Revolution

… providers and graduate student research assistants. Enacting historic pension reform for public school employees. Repealing the state’s archaic prevailing wage law, which mandated union wages for public construction projects. The repeal is projected to save state and local governments hundreds of millions …

Helping More by Doing Less

… consequences are often more harmful than beneficial. Consider the prevailing wage requirement. The intention is to increase the cost of work so that … purchase more goods and services for everyone in the state if Michigan’s prevailing wage were repealed. Policy Analyst Jarrett Skorup has written about price …

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 … scales. It is estimated the prevailing wage law costs Michigan taxpayers … preserve or reinstate the prevailing wage, depending on what happens … to raise the state’s minimum wage. So far this proposal has …

Ballot Proposals, Big Labor's Bark, and PO Boxes

… also the season for ballot proposals. Next year, voters could consider up to eight issues on the November ballot. They include repealing the prevailing wage, hiking the corporate income tax, mandating employer-paid sick time, banning the use of fracking, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana …

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 …

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 paying right now. It doesn’t match …

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 … Center research shows that prevailing wage ordinances increase the … Effects of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law by Labor Policy Director … needs a government-mandated wage boost, construction is not …

A Philosophical Sea Change

… opportunity to reform union agreements (now signed into law) Repeal the prevailing wage Eliminate binding arbitration Abolish the charter schools cap Repeal … House Oversight, Reform and Ethics Committee regarding Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Hundreds of unionized construction workers chanted in protest, …

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