LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – After a vote this afternoon, the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate opted to adopt Michigan One Fair Wage’s proposed ballot measure which will gradually raise the minimum wage for all workers to $12.
The measures will become law and will not be placed on the Michigan ballot in November. The strategy makes it easier for lawmakers to change the proposals in the postelection “lame-duck” session with simple majority votes.
A group backing the minimum wage drive says the maneuver would be unconstitutional.
Business groups are lobbying Republicans to act because if voters approved the initiatives, any future changes would require three-fourths votes in both the House and Senate.