wage obsolescence

Wage Obsolescence

Legislation to end Michigan’s 50-year old prevailing wage requirement on public construction projects is winging its way through Lansing. Opposition by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and organized labor notwithstanding, the demise of the long-standing wage manipulation could dramatically reduce the state’s construction costs and pave the way back to the free market. The most significant, […]

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Napoleon’s veil of deception

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is quietly plotting to award a no-bid contract to manage the problem-prone Jail Commissary to Canteen Correctional Services and Continental Distributors. The same company is vying for renewal of a controversial contract that provides meals to adult and juvenile inmates at the county’s jail facilities. The latter may be subject […]

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Detroit mayoral race: Game, set, match!

Detroiters went to the polls in the August primary election to decide the final candidates in the race for mayor. They took advantage of another chance to break from tradition to make a discriminating choice. Rather than disappoint, they revolutionized the process of change and sent shockwaves across the political landscape. So decisive was the […]

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2013 Elections: A business or labor-backed candidate?

  The Detroit Regional Chamber’s political action committee has endorsed write-in Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan. Organized labor has cast its lot with Benny Napoleon. This maneuvering is part of the political power game playing out in grand fashion in the primary sweepstakes. The vote could come down to who best represents the public good versus […]

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