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Legislature Approves Citizen’s Initiatives

Sep 07, 2018

On Wednesday, the House and Senate voted to approve two citizens’ initiatives effecting Michigan workers and businesses. “Both are now state law because a citizen initiative requires the approval of a majority of legislators elected and serving, or the approval of a majority of Michigan residents if it is on the ballot.  It does not […]

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House Democratic Caucus Announces Jobs & Neighborhood Reforms

Jul 13, 2018

This week, members of the House Democratic caucus unveiled their proposal to create good jobs and foster neighborhood business growth. Named the “Neighborhood Businesses, Neighborhood Growth” initiative, the plan would: Create a small business and entrepreneurship services office to facilitate the creation and retention of small business jobs in the state. Urge the governor and […]

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Medicaid Work Requirement Passes

Jun 08, 2018

This week, the House passed controversial legislation creating a work requirement for some Michigan residents receiving Medicaid. Under the proposal, beginning in 2020 an able-bodied adult would need to be employed, preparing for a job, or engaging in community service for at least 80 hours per month to retain Medicaid coverage. The requirement generally would […]

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Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law 101

Dec 12, 2017

You may have heard a little something about Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law in the news. We’ll explain why, but first let’s dig into that law and what it’s about.

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Increasing the Minimum Wage Effort Moves Forward

Sep 22, 2017

This week, the Board of State Canvassers approved the petition form from a group seeking to increase the state’s minimum wage.  One Fair Wage is seeking to place the issue on the November 2018 ballot for Michigan voters to decide.  Under their proposal, wages would incrementally increase in the following manner: 2019 Non-tipped employees – […]

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Governor Heads Overseas

Sep 08, 2017

This week, Governor Rick Snyder embarked on a trade mission to Japan and Germany.  While there, he will focus on attracting jobs, creating business investments, and promoting the state’s strength in the automotive and mobility sectors.  The Governor departed for Japan on Tuesday and will then travel to Germany on September 11, returning to Michigan […]

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July Unemployment Rate Declines

Aug 18, 2017

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July declined from the prior month by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.7%.  Total employment for the month declined by 18,000 and the number of unemployed declined by 7,000, making July the third consecutive month that the state’s workforce has been reduced.  While the month-to-month decline was marginal, […]

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Governor Signs Business Incentive Legislation

Jul 28, 2017

This week, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bipartisan three-bill package aimed at diversifying the state’s economy and attracting large-scale employers.  “The goal of this proposal is to bring businesses into Michigan who have a significant workforce.  Not only do the bills aim to create more jobs, it also seeks to bring well-paying jobs […]

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