The state senate passed a repeal of the prevailing wage law, which forces the government to overpay for construction projects. The bill passed 22-15, with five Republicans voting no.
Five Republicans – Sens. Mike Kowall of White Lake, Tom Casperson of Escanaba, Mike Nofs of Battle Creek, Tory Rocca of Sterling Heights and Dale Zorn of Ida – joined all the Democrats in opposing the three bills.
Many of them previously opposed Right to Work.
Kowall – supported Right to Work – term-limited in 2018
Casperson – opposed Right to Work – term-limited in 2018
Nofs – opposed Right to Work – term-limited in 2018
Rocca – opposed Right to Work – term-limited in 2018
Zorn – opposed Right to Work (in the state house) – up for re-election in 2018
Notably, Mike Green and Ken Horn, who voted against Right to Work, voted for this bill.