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Bill to end MI item pricing passes House committee

By AP

LANSING, MI –
A bill to get rid of Michigan's law requiring a price tag on every item is closer to passage.

The House Commerce Committee sent the bill to the full House Tuesday on a 16-3 vote.

Under a change made to the bill, it would require retailers to post the item's price where it can be clearly seen nearby.

Retail trade groups support the change, saying the current law results in higher prices.

The United Food and Commercial Workers union wants to keep the law. It says jobs would be lost in grocery stores if it's repealed.

The full House is expected to vote on the bill Tuesday, with final passage set for Wednesday. The bill then would go to the state Senate.

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