Appeal Filed on Minimum Wage Ballot Proposal

Last week, the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of placing the petition to raise the state’s minimum wage on the November ballot.

In a 2-1 decision, the Appeals Court held that the challenges brought by Michigan Opportunity, the group opposing the proposal, did not raise sufficient grounds to block the proposal from the ballot. However, the opponents of the initiative immediately appealed the decision to the Supreme Court asking to hear their arguments that the proposals should not be certified.

The opposition contends the proposal failed to republish the existing minimum wage law and had insufficient signatures for ballot access. The Department of State must certify the completed ballot by September 7. MAB is monitoring.

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