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Appeals court rebukes ABC, upholds Lansing's prevailing wage law

LANSING – A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling on May 28 upheld a 22-year-old prevailing wage ordinance in the City of Lansing that has ramifications in municipalities across Michigan. ..

Minimum wage, maximum politics: $9.20 per-hour wage coming to Michigan

LANSING – Michigan’s minimum wage will rise from $7.40 per hour to $9.20 by 2017, in bipartisan, compromise legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 27. ..

Minimum wage petition drive now a wasted effort - or is it?

LANSING – While workers in Michigan enjoyed some rare good news with the passage of a higher statewide minimum wage, the legislative process revealed a bare-knuckled GOP political move that could prove costly to Democratic candidates, or perhaps Republicans –  in the November general election. ..

Road to recovery? Michigan goes from zero to $1.7 billion in proposed construction

LANSING – Half a billion… $1.3 billion… do we hear $1.7 billion? ..

Trades set stage for revamped Binda Theatre at Kellogg CC

BATTLE CREEK – Established in 1956, Kellogg Community College has a mature campus and like any other upper education facility, a need to stay competitive with other schools. ..

Construction starts to pick up some steam

U.S. construction through the first four months of the year came in at $158 billion, a level “slightly ahead of last year’s pace,” according to McGraw Hill Construction. ..

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