The state Legislature could vote to repeal the prevailing wage law as early as next week. The Michigan Supreme Court yesterday ordered the ballot measure to move forward. Prevailing wage requires public construction contracts pay union-level wages.
The Board of State Canvassers deadlocked on whether to approve the petition. After some court battles, the Michigan Supreme Court says it’s time to move the initiative forward. The Board plans to take up the measure – and possibly certify it – Friday.
Once it’s certified, the Legislature could approve it. If it doesn’t, the measure goes to the voters.
Tom Leonard is the Speaker of the House. He says if enough members are on board, he’s ready to vote on it.
“I’m glad to see that they’re finally gonna get it to us, so we can get this done and save taxpayers some money.”
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