Skubick: Governor, GOP Speaker Disagree On Lifting Prevailing Wage Requirement

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The governor was busy with his veto pen Thursday. He nixed a bill that according to women’s groups’ would have put guns in the hands of spouses who’ve been served personal protection orders.

He also took on some house republicans. 6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick has the details from the capitol.

Should a person under a court imposed personal protection order be allowed to carry a concealed weapon?

The Michigan legislature said yes to that.

The governor said no, saying he was uncomfortable with that situation.

GOP senator and gun advocate Mike Green is expected to rewrite the gun bill to address that issue and the governor says he is willing to work with lawmakers on that aspect of the bill.

Meanwhile house republicans have introduced their first bill of the year and it’s not what organized labor wants to see adopted.

Michigan currently has a prevailing wage law that says if you are a local government and you are building sometime you must pay wages that are comparable to union wages in that market.

The new house GOP speaker says he wants to lift that requirement, but even though the governor did not say he would veto that bill, he makes it clear he has always opposed lifting the prevailing wage requirement and nothing has changed.

That was music to the ears of the new senate democratic leader who likes what the governor is saying.

“I agree with the governor. This is the wrong thing to do and while he didn’t say he would veto it, I like what he is saying,” said Jim Ananich, senate democratic leader.

The governor may be on a collision course with his own party on this one.

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