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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jan 30, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her fifth State of the State address.

The increase to the state’s minimum wage, which was set to go into effect on February 19, 2023, and expansion to paid sick time was halted under a ruling handed down by the Court of Appeals.

Following a series of negotiations, the House and Senate passed a $1.1 billion supplemental appropriation.

The Senate voted to pass legislation increasing the state’s match of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit from 6% to 30%.

Jamie Stuck, Tribal Chair of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi was selected to serve on the Health and Human Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee as the Bemidji Area Office Primary Delegate.

Michigan’s pension tax would see significant changes under legislation passed by the Senate.

Last month, Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.3% was unchanged from the prior month, according to the latest monthly jobs report.

In our weekly “Five Things We’re Reading” feature we shared articles on changes to the rules of golf, the results of a study on four-day work weeks, plus more.

A look at events during the week of January 28 – February 3, 2023.

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