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Michigan Repeals Prevailing Wage Law

June 6, 2018, 8:13 PM

The Michigan House and Senate eliminated statewide wage requirements for government-funded construction jobs with a pair of votes adopting a voter petition to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law.

The June 6 votes end a multi-year push by a contract-backed group dedicated to shedding the requirements. Michigan now becomes the 24th state without wage requirements for public construction projects, joining neighboring Wisconsin and Indiana, according to contractor trade group Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

Although Gov. Rick Snyder (R) disfavored repeal, the votes aren’t subject to his veto pen, because the repeal is a ballot petition that gained enough...

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