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LANSING — A group leading a petition drive to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law has raised more than $1 million for the effort, campaign finance records show.
Protecting Michigan Taxpayers spent close to $342,000 from April 21 to June 29, according to a campaign finance statement it filed Monday with the Michigan secretary of state.
The group’s biggest backer, the Michigan Freedom Fund — an organization with ties to the DeVos family — gave $372,200 in direct and in-kind contributions, the statement shows.
Giving more than $348,000 was the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, a Lansing-based trade group that represents mostly nonunion contractors and is leading the effort to repeal the prevailing wage.