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Prevailing wage is now a thing of Michigan’s past. The House and Senate passed an initiative Wednesday to get rid of the law that requires workers be paid union-level wages on public contracts.


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State lawmakers can now vote to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage requires the state pay union-scale wages on its contracts. Capital corresnpondent Cheyna Roth reports the Board of State Canvassers certified a ballot initiative Friday. It gives the Legislature a chance to pass the measure instead of letting the voters decide.


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Citizen-initiated legislation to repeal Michigan's prevailing wage law will proceed after the state Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by opponents of the bill.

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Construction worker unions have asked the Michigan Supreme Court to put the brakes on sending a petition-initiated question to the Legislature. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, the unions say the petition campaign broke the rules.


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A court says the Legislature gets to vote on a petition-initiated bill that would outlaw rules for how workers are paid on publicly funded projects. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.


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The Latest on Michigan ballot initiatives (all times local):


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A group pushing to repeal Michigan's law that requires higher "prevailing" wages on state-financed construction projects wants the state to certify its petitions without pulling a larger sample to review.

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Construction trade groups launched a 2018 ballot drive Tuesday to keep intact Michigan's 52-year-old law that requires "prevailing" wages and benefits for workers on state-financed building projects, calling it a backup plan in case the Republican-led Legislature repeals the law.

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A group has turned in more than 380,000 signatures for initiated legislation to repeal Michigan’s law requiring higher “prevailing” wages on state-financed construction projects.

Michigan OKs form of marijuana, prevailing wage petitions.