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The Whitmer administration’s announcement last year to reinstate prevailing wages on state projects costing more than $50,000 quickly gained support among union construction companies while opposing contractors called the policy a “waste” of public funding.
A state budget deal announced last week allocates $16 million to construction training programs across the state to help combat the industry’s ongoing labor challenges.
Competing proposals from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republicans who control the Legislature put tax cuts on the election-year agenda in Lansing.
The Michigan Court of Claims has ruled in favor of a building contractors’ trade group and a Grand Rapids landscaping company who challenged the penalties associated with an executive order on pandemic-related workplace requirements.
The state chapter of a national trade group representing contractors and a Grand Rapids-based landscaping company have asked a state court to invalidate two recent executive orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer involving workplace safety requirements in light of COVID-19.
Backers of legislation that would bar employers in Michigan from requiring certain employees to sign a non-compete agreement say they simply want the free market to work.