- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Organizers of a drive to repeal Michigan’s 50-year-old prevailing wage law report raising about $1 million for their petition drive.

The campaign says an organization tied to Amway’s founding DeVos family has contributed $360,000 since late May. MLive.com (https://bit.ly/1HLqvjq ) says the contribution from the Michigan Freedom Fund is the biggest contributor so far.

The group Protecting Michigan Taxpayers reported Monday that Associated Builders and Contractors gave $297,000, and the Construction Legal Rights Foundation gave $263,000.

The initiative seeks repeal of a law requiring workers on state-financed construction projects to get union-scale wages. If backers get about 252,000 signatures, the bill goes to the Republican-controlled state Legislature.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder can’t veto the bill if lawmakers pass it. Otherwise, it goes on a statewide ballot in November 2016.


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