Opponents say ‘Prevailing Wage’ signatures invalid

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Back in September a group called, Protecting Michigan Tax Payers submitted a petition to repeal the state’s 50-year-old Prevailing Wage law.

That petition had almost 400,000 signatures to send the repeal before the Michigan legislature.

Now, the group’s opponents say more than one-third of those signatures are invalid.

The petition needs 250,000 valid signatures to be sent to state lawmakers.

After throwing-out duplicate and other invalid signatures opponents say the petition has only 221,00 and therefore, should be thrown out.

The current law in question requires workers on state financed construction projects to be paid prevailing union-scale wages.

The Board of State Canvassers could take a look at the petition and its validity as early as next week.

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