Item Pricing Bill Moves Forward

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan's law requiring individual price tags on most retail items appears headed for extinction.
The Republican-led state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill by a 24-13 vote that would repeal the item pricing requirement.
The House already has approved the bill so it could soon be headed to Gov. Rick Snyder, who called for the repeal in January.
Retail trade groups support the change, saying the current law results in higher prices. The revised regulations would require retailers to post an item's price where it can be clearly seen but would not require price tags on individual items.
Unions say grocery store jobs would be lost if item pricing is repealed. Some Democrats oppose repeal, saying it would do away with consumer protections.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 at 06:59 AM
    Check your sales slip.Carry a pen & paper with you.Compare the two.I feel sorry for all that will loose a job.IT will NOT bring prices down.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    Something had to change, this law was killing the small stores with having twice as many employees than needed. The stores that it will be noticed faster are the big chain stores that treat their employees as if they were slaves.
  • by Robin Location: Michigan on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM
    I don't think they should repeal the Item pricing law. It would give the big guys a way to put it to the people. The law was doing the job. Keep it don't repeal it
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