Lawmakers set their targets on Prevailing Wage

Nullifying Michigan’s law which guarantees higher “prevailing” wages for construction workers on state-financed projects could happen this week in Lansing. Conservatives say repealing the law would save taxpayers money, while Democrats believe the 1965 statute ensures workers are paid fairly and quality work is done on schools, fire stations and other public works projects. Governor Rick Snyder opposes the bill, but that doesn’t matter, as the measure is veto-proof because it was initiated through a ballot drive.