Legislators return for fall session
Legislators returned to Lansing this week for several weeks of fall session after a two-month summer break. Lawmakers did some work over the summer during three session days,
Session’s out for summer
Lawmakers wrapped up a whirlwind spring session last week after they approved budgets, but the legislature failed to take any decisive action on transportation funding. None is expected before fall.
Session winding up before it winds down
The Capitol has become a pressure cooker as lawmakers hurry to complete the budget, transportation funding and other big pending legislation before the summer break.
Senate passes $9.20 minimum wage tied to inflation
In a surprising turn of events, the Senate quickly passed legislation yesterday that repeals Michigan’s existing minimum wage law, replaces it with a gradual increase to $9.20 an hour by 2017 and indexes the rate to the lower of inflation or 4%.
MRA’s legislative reception a success
Last week, Michigan Retailers Association held its annual legislative reception and had great turnout from legislators and lawmakers. This year we had 39 legislators attend and nearly 100 attendees overall.