Lansing's Prevailing Wage Case Appealed to Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court of Michigan will decide if Lansing can mandate union-scale pay for workers on taxpayer-funded construction projects. The city passed its prevailing wage ordinance in 2007. The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan are suing, arguing state law makes a prevailing wage illegal. Developers claim the ordinance raises labor costs by 40% to 60%. The State Court of Appeals sided with the city.

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