LANSING — In addition to a proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, the state Board of Canvassers will consider ballot proposal petitions Thursday to repeal the prevailing wage and seek a constitutional amendment calling for a part-time Legislature that would meet in a 90-day session.
Petition language on both proposals was submitted to the Secretary of State last week. Advocates have tried to get the proposals on ballots in previous years, but have been unsuccessful.
“For far too long, Michigan’s so-called ‘prevailing-wage’ law has burdened taxpayers with inflated public project costs, miles of bureaucratic red tape, and created an environment that stifles free and fair competition,” Jeff Wiggins, state director of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, said in a statement. “This citizen-initiated legislation will put an end to the decades-long government mandate that has cost Michigan taxpayers billions.”