A study by East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group (AEG) found that Michigan’s prevailing wage law is costing taxpayers and draining millions of dollars per year from the state’s public universities, community colleges and school districts by driving up the costs of construction projects. The study found the prevailing wage requirement increases construction costs by approximately $224 million annually. Additionally, the study found that with no additional taxpayer funding, more than 315 additionally elementary buildings could have been built in the previous decade with the money lost because of the state’s prevailing wage requirement. 

Read the Report: The Impact of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Education Construction Expenditures