minimum wage

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A higher minimum wage was the demand of protestors at the State Capitol Monday. They want Governor Rick Snyder and the legislature to boost the state wage from $8.50 an hour, to $15.00 an hour. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill that stops local governments from adopting their own ordinances that cover wages and working conditions. 


State Senator Margaret O'Brien says her vote against legislation to ban local governments from enacting ordinances to regulate employee wages and benefits was "philosophical." 

"In light of legislative attempts to break through the regulatory patchwork businesses face in communities throughout Michigan, some local government officials are asking whether the state has too many layers of government in the first place. In opposing broadly written legislation that would strip the ability of municipalities to set minimum wage and benefits policies, Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell recently told MiBiz that perhaps a long-term solution to the underlying issue of regulatory variations would be to consolidate some of the state’s more than 1,800 governmental units." (MiBiz)


(MPRN-Lansing) Local minimum wage and benefit ordinances in place before this year would no longer be preempted by a controversial bill in the state Legislature.