Citizen-initiated law is a win for taxpayers

Happy First Anniversary to Michigan taxpayers and skilled tradespeople!
A little more than one year ago, state lawmakers repealed Michigan’s prevailing wage mandate, setting the table to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year, on school and other construction projects.
And what a year it’s been. A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Michigan added 7,000 construction jobs since the law was repealed.

/campaigns/sitesapi/files/images/648799522/PrevailingWageRepealed.pngAccording to a study conducted by the nonpartisan Anderson Economic Group, prevailing wage regulation used to cost our local public schools $126 million more, per year, on construction contracts. With the costly regulations gone, districts are now being empowered to save on construction projects and to reinvest those tax dollars in Michigan kids’ education.
Repealing prevailing wage didn’t come easy. It required all hands on deck, and it took guts. You helped make that happen. Thank you.
That’s important to remember, because cutting government rules and regulations, and getting the state government out of your job, your business, and your pocketbook won’t be any easier the next four years. The Michigan Freedom Fund is on the frontlines and we need your help.
Will you stand with us in the fight by making a donation of $10, $20 or even $50?
Big-government politicians in Lansing are fighting tooth and nail to expand the role of government, but we’re fighting back. And we can win.
What we accomplished together with the repeal of prevailing wage just one year ago proves it.


Tony Daunt
Tony Daunt
Executive Director
Michigan Freedom Fund

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