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Tag: prevailing wage
It's time to score some points of our own
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Representative Pledges to Lead Charge in House to Ensure Tax Hike Scheme is Dead on Arrival
LANSING--State Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto issued the following statement today in response to reports that legislative leaders are considering a proposal to take repealing Michigan's prevailing wage law off the table for consideration as well as to raise the state's sales tax to fund road repairs:
Media outlets across the state today reported that some lawmakers had begun discussions on a plan that would halt talks of repealing the state's prevailing wage law and increase road funding by over a billion dollars by asking voters in 2014 to raise the state's sales tax to 7%. The plan would require approval by two-thirds of lawmakers in both the state House and Senate before it could be foisted on taxpayers.
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A chance to end the federal "prevailing wage" rule for federal contractors gone.
Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement blasting 36 House Republicans for defeating an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have repealed the 82-year old Davis-Bacon prevailing wages mandate for federal contractors:
"Prevailing wages demand that the U.S. Department of Labor set the cost for labor for federal government construction contractors rather than having the taxpayers get the benefit of competitive labor cost bidding. The impact of Davis-Bacon on increasing the cost of government has been so extreme that the 2012 Republican National Committee's official platform called for its repeal.As long as the RINO infestation continues.
The list of 36 House Republicans who voted no below the fold.
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By JGillman, Section News
Or at least from Saturday.
Jase Bolger attempting to keep ALL the options on the table for the road funding component of Michigan's budget speaks of reaching out across the aisle. From SFGATE on Saturday:
"They're saying, 'We want everything we want and then we'll give you no assurance that we'll help you with solving the road problems,'" said House Speaker Jase Bolger. "We're saying, 'Please, give us a list of what you want but participate in providing the solution at the same time.' ... We've continued to reach our hand out and that hand has not been returned."How bad do you want those hands Mr. Bolger?
Stop feeding the beast that would bite them off. If they refuse to deal with such common sense solutions as removing the prevailing wage provisions (saving hundreds of millions annually) then they offer no value to the conversation.
Moving forward, ignore the buffoon in the other chamber:
"Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, a Monroe Republican, said the prevailing wage legislation won't go anywhere "unless I were to die." "Which reminds us that elections have consequences.
Just fix the roads.. Right? But do it on labor's dime, NOT the taxpayers'.
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