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The Michigan Capital Confidential news site is reporting the following:

“A coalition organized to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law achieved a milestone yesterday when it submitted petitions with more than 390,000 signatures to the state elections bureau. If at least 65 percent of those signatures were deemed to be valid signatures of Michigan voters, the question would then go to the Legislature for a quick up or down vote.”

So what is the next step in this process?

Michigan’s elections bureau will need to examine the signatures to make sure the appropriate number are valid. There needs to be a minimum of 252,523 validated signatures submitted which would then require Michigan’s legislature to take a vote on the bill within 40 days. If Michigan lawmakers fail to pass the bill, it would be placed on the November 2016 statewide ballot.

This means us as Michigan citizens will be allowed to vote whether we believe the Prevailing Wage Law is fair to the Michigan taxpayer.

Sounds fair and democratic to me, how about you?

There are going to be some battles in the coming months about this one, stay tuned.

What are your thoughts about this milestone?

Let’s discuss this today on my show, The Live with Renk show, which airs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon, to let me know your thoughts at (269) 441-9595.

Or please feel free to start a discussion and write your thoughts in the comment section.