Election 2018

Prevailing Wage To Be Big Issue In Coming Months

Jan 11, 2018
State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Prevailing wage will likely be a hot topic in Lansing this year. That’s the state law that requires workers get paid union-rate wages for state construction projects. 

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

The Michigan Public Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief says time and controversy make it harder to get anything done in the Legislature during an election year. Rick Pluta says if lawmakers are working on a contentious issue at some point “they will run into the brick wall that is the election season.”

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(MPRN-Lansing) A Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Michigan is stepping down from the race. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Attorney General is under fire for his hiring practices. The liberal group, Progress Michigan filed a complaint with the Secretary of State Tuesday. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A couple hundred volunteers showed up at the state Bureau of Elections Monday. They dropped off petitions to get a redistricting overhaul on the November ballot. 

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