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Snyder not interested in repealing prevailing wage

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:11 PM

The prevailing wage law requires non-union contractors bidding for public works projects to pay union-scale wages and benefits.

The Republican governor told reporters that trying to repeal prevailing wages is a "very divisive" issue. Snyder said he's instead focusing on getting support for his new state budget and ensuring changes affecting the state's largest health insurer get to his desk.

House Republicans say state agencies, universities and school districts could save money if they didn't have to pay prevailing wages.

Snyder said a right-to-work law wasn't on his agenda because it is too divisive. But he ultimately got behind it in December 2012.

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