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. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) issued the following statement:

            “Strong wages support strong communities, and in turn help us build and maintain the quality infrastructure we expect and deserve. Repealing our prevailing wage laws does the opposite by slashing wages for thousands of working families across our state. Our tradesmen and women — and their families — deserve better. Repealing prevailing wage is simply the wrong move for Michigan’s workers.”