The Michigan Minimun Wage Will Not Increase on Feb. 19

Sens. Geiss, Chang, Irwin and Shink Issue Statement on Court of Appeals Decision on Republicans' "Adopt and Amend" Strategy


February 2, 2023

STEPHANIE CHANG State Senator - Detroit

ANSING. - Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals offered an opinion that the Michigan Legislature's previous "adopt and amend" strategy to negate ballot initiatives was constitutional and was used by Republicans in 2018 to undermine a voter-driven minimum wage raise and paid sick leave requirement. In doing so, the Court of Appeals reversed the Court of Claims' prior ruling that the ploy violated Article II, Section 9 of the Michigan Constitution.

"Yesterday's outcome is unacceptable," said Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor). "We know that folks in this state work hard, and they are well overdue fo...

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