Bomb Threat Hoax Emailed Around Country

Sick leave advocates plan 2020 ballot drive if law gutted

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Advocates of paid sick leave are planning to launch a 2020 ballot drive if a new Michigan law is gutted by Republican-controlled Legislature.

MI Time to Care filed petition language Monday, days after the Senate voted to significantly scale back paid sick time requirements due to take effect in March. The GOP-led House will hold a hearing Tuesday.

Majority Republicans approved sick leave and minimum wage ballot initiatives before the election to make it easier to change them. Critics say the move would be unconstitutional.

It is unclear if Republican Gov. Rick Snyder will OK the bills. But if he does and legal challenges are unsuccessful, sick leave advocates know that if they gather enough signatures for 2020, Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer will not join GOP legislators in gutting it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

3 comments

  • Bud

    I say we just raise the minimum wage to $50/hour and raise the Michigan sales tax to provide food stamps for those families that lose their jobs. Liberals will soon control YOUR lives because over 50 percent of the population is on some form of federal assistance – and will vote for ANYTHING that increases their benefits.

  • Bud

    Why not raise the minimum wage to $50/hour and the Michigan sales tax to pay for the food stamps for all those laid off? Liberals will soon control YOUR lives because over 50 percent of Americans are on some form of federal assistance – and they will not hesitate to vote to increase their benefits.
    What’s wrong moderators???
    Don’t want to FACTS posted???