Incentive funding tied to labor contracts
Updated: Wednesday, March 27 2013, 08:33 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Some state funding could be at risk for local governments that sign long labor contracts before Michigan's Right to Work law takes effect on Thursday.
A House committee passed a bill Tuesday. It would tie some incentive funding for counties, cities, villages and townships to requirements that union contracts renewed or extended before Thursday show savings of more than 10 percent.
Exact funding consequences for each municipality weren't immediately clear.
Similar restrictions in a recent higher education budget proposal would cut 15 percent of aid for universities that enter into lengthy contracts without savings.