local ordinances

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent a bill to Governor Rick Snyder that forbids local governments from adopting ordinances dealing with questions employers may ask in job interviews. It’s an effort to preempt local rules that bar asking about salary histories and criminal backgrounds. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation that would prevent cities from passing plastic bag and container taxes is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. 


A bill that would end local wage and benefit laws has cleared the state Senate. The legislation would stop communities from setting their own living wage and workplace rules – among other things. 


The state House has adopted a controversial bill that would preempt local “living wage” laws and other workplace rules and ordinances. 

Online data shows number of tickets issued since the beginning of the year is up sharply from the same period of 2013