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From the category archives: Legislative Updates

Governor Whitmer Forces Road Workers to Pay for Benefits They Don’t Receive

Governor Whitmer Forces Road Workers to Pay for Benefits They Don’t Receive Whitmer Hits Workers’ Paychecks to the Tune of $29 Per Hour, While Slashing Road Funding FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2019 CONTACT: Jeff Wiggins, State Dicrector 248-255-1052 LANSING, MI- Jeff Wiggins, State Director of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan today criticized Governor Gretchen Whitmer for eliminating a common sense provision approved by the House and Senate to prevent contractors doing business with the state from mandating road workers pay into benefit plans in which they do not participate and from which they would not benefit:   “Governor Whitmer late last night launched an absurd attack on Michigan’s road workers, forcing many to pay up to $29 an hour into benefit funds in which they do not participate. Whitmer’s move to hit workers’ paychecks will inflate the price of road projects at the same time she is ... Read the rest of entry »

Prevailing wage repeal is Legislature’s first bill of 2015

Michigan taxpayers, public schools and universities will get a budget break this year if priority House and Senate legislation to repeal the “prevailing wage” law is finally passed.
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ABC Applauds Congress’ Passage of Key Workforce Development Bill

WIOA will streamline and localize job training programs while ensuring that they are targeted toward available career opportunities.
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Michigan Builders and Contractors Applaud Governor Snyder Signing Merit Curriculum Improvements Into Law

Michigan high school students can now get a jump start in rewarding careers while in high school, thanks to legislation signed into law today by Governor Rick Snyder. 
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