Webliography: Prevailing wage laws

The Chicago Tribune,

Can Beck’s Be Labeled ‘German’ If It’s Brewed In St. Louis? No, Judge Agrees

NPR,

The Impact of Michigan's Prevailing Wage Law on Education Construction Expenditures: 2015 Update

 

Refunds on Tap for Beck’s Beer Drinkers

Wall Street Journal,

Illinois' Prevailing Wage Law and the Cost of Education Construction

 

Impact of Proposed “PIP Choice” Law in Michigan

Each state in the U.S. requires licensed drivers to purchase a minimum amount of auto insurance to protect themselves and other drivers in the case of an auto accident. If a driver becomes injured from an accident, they often must sue the at-fault driver’s insurance company to collect damages, which can be a lengthy and costly process. In no-fault states, such as Michigan, the right to sue other drivers is limited because the injured party’s own insurance company pays for damages. No-fault states require drivers to purchase a minimum amount of personal injury protection (PIP), which covers medical expenses and lost wages resulting from an auto accident.

Each state varies in the amount of PIP coverage they require drivers to purchase, ranging from $3,000 to over $50,000. However, if a driver incurs costs beyond the amount of coverage purchased, he or she must pay out-of-pocket for these additional expenses. Currently, Michigan is the only state that requires each driver to purchase lifetime PIP coverage, which provides benefits to pay for reasonable and necessary treatments related to an auto accident. This report discusses how proposed legislation to change the minimum amount of coverage required by each driver would impact Michigan.

Michigan’s Item Pricing Law: The Price Tag for Retailers and Consumers

Michigan faces a host of challenges as we enter the second decade of the 21st century. Chief among these are the realities and perceptions that Michigan is stuck in the 20th century, and that outdated regulations are stopping businesses and citizens from moving ahead.
 
This report assesses the costs and benefits associated with one such regulation— the Item Pricing Law (IPL)—which went into effect on January 1, 1978
and has not significantly been amended since.1 We conclude that the time has come for Michigan to reform its IPL. Only eight states have any form of an IPL, and Michigan’s is by far the most burdensome. Michigan is the only state that still requires a price label to be placed on nearly every consumer item, which creates unnecessary costs for both businesses and consumers, and yields little or no benefits that are not otherwise afforded to consumers in other states. 

Sticker shock: Plan to repeal pricing law launches debate

The Detroit News,

AEG Files Brief With United States Supreme Court; Pricing Power Issue Significantly Affects U.S. Auto Industry…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FEBRUARY 26, 2006CONTACT:   Patrick Anderson or Ted Bolema: 517-333-6984   ANDERSON ECONOMIC GROUP FILES BRIEF WITH U.S. SUPREME COURTPricing Power Issue Significantly Affects U.S. Auto Industry; Also Restaurants, Hotels, Rental Agencies, and Other Franchises East Lansing, MI — Economists at the consulting firm Anderson Economic Group today filed a “friend of the […]

Amicus Curiae Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court re: Resale Price Maintenance

Anderson, Bolema

A brief filed by Anderson Economic Group in the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc., v. PSKS, Inc., dba Kay’s Kloset…Kay’s Shoes. Brief addresses resale price maintenance agreements and per se illegality under the Sherman Act and anti trust provisions.