Group settles suit over ‘worst petition drive’ in state history

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A group that was suing over what it described as the “worst petition drive” in Michigan history has settled.

Protecting Michigan Taxpayers hired Nevada-based Silver Bullet LLC to collect signatures to get a measure to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law on the ballot. But PMT says only 59 percent of the signatures Silver Bullet collected were valid, leading to the issue being kept off the ballot.

PMT filed suit against Silver Bullet in March.

Federal court records show both sides reached a settlement agreement Monday. The terms of that settlement are not available publicly at this time.

The prevailing wage law guarantees union-based pay and benefits on government projects.