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 Prevailing wage, a bad policy that was repealed by the Legislature in 2018, was recently reinstated by Gov.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

Michigan’s 50-Year Old ‘Prevailing Wage’ Law Repealed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

Michigan's Labor Revolution

… 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 …

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cost of work so that … purchase more goods and services for everyone in the state if Michigan’s prevailing wage were repealed.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 … 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 …

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 …