LANSING — Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a proposal to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, which ensured that workers on state projects were paid a fair wage. The proposal passed by a vote of 56-53. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

            “Good government puts working families first, protects the interests of taxpayers, and sets our communities up for success. Repealing prevailing wage does none of those things. Instead, yesterday’s vote robs hardworking tradesmen and women of the strong wages they are qualified to earn to build a better, more secure future for themselves and their families. Study after study has shown how misguided and ill-informed this proposal is. I was not sent to Lansing to support policies that ignore the facts and rob Michigan’s people of their hard-earned wages so that wealthy corporations can pad their own pockets. The working families of our state deserve better than what this proposal had to offer.”