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House passes new mandates to require additional information posting by locals

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

Yesterday afternoon the House unanimously passed HB 5196, a bill that would require public entities to post wages and benefits for employees who receive more than $100,000 total compensation.

It also unanimously passed HB 5274, a bill that would require all contracts for all public entities greater than $25,000 to be posted.

The League opposes these new mandates as we’ve heard from a number of our members that these measures are both time consuming and unnecessary.

The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.

Samantha Harkins works for the Michigan Municipal League handling municipal services and energy and technology issues.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org.

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