Illegal, Unprecedented Overreach: Whitmer Uses Unilateral Order to Attack Workers, Disenfranchise Voters

Whitmer’s “Prevailing Wage” Move Hurts Construction Pros, Taxpayers, Voters – and the Lawmakers Who Protected Them

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Freedom Fund executive director Tori Sachs offered the following response today to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s illegal, unilateral order to ignore the state’s cost-saving, pro-worker prevailing wage reform:

“Gretchen Whitmer’s latest unilateral overreach is patently illegal. Whitmer’s move to override state law will raise costs on taxpayers and it will hurt Michigan’s construction workers.

“The truth is, Gretchen Whitmer knows what she did is illegal – she just doesn’t think the law and rules apply to her.”

Nearly 400,000 Michigan voters signed the petition that sent the prevailing wage repeal to the Legislature, demanding that the government spend their tax dollars more wisely. The Legislature approved the repeal in June, 2018.

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