MichMash-December 20: Quack

Dec 20, 2019

Credit Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

It’s been a year since the Michigan Legislature’s record-breaking lame duck session that saw more than 300 bills fly through the House and Senate. 

Lawmakers approved controversial measures making it harder to launch successful citizen petition campaigns, removing protections for wetlands, and gutting the state’s new minimum wage and paid sick leave laws. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher explain that the state is still grappling with the implementation of many of those laws.

This week the Michigan Supreme Court declined to rule early on the Legislature’s moves to gut the paid sick leave and minimum wage laws. It could still rule in those cases when a lawsuit makes its way through the courts.