LANSING — Today, 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. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“We talk about creating good jobs for Michiganders, and yet Republicans in Lansing rushed through a proposal to kill some of the best construction and trades jobs we can offer our workers and young people. Slashing wages for working families does nothing but hurt local economies and our state as a whole. Repealing our prevailing wage law will drive down wages, hurting hardworking Michiganders, small businesses and the state that will have to pay twice for shoddy project work. I will always stand with our workers and their families, and will vote against any proposal that fails to put them first.”