Statement from state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) on passage of One Fair Wage and MI Time to Care Ballot Initiatives:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted on the One Fair Wage and MI Time to Care citizen ballot initiatives, which would increase the minimum wage and guarantee paid sick leave for all, respectively. The proposals passed. In response, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement:

“I’m all for a bigger paycheck and earned paid sick leave, because workers shouldn’t have to struggle to pay their bills, or fear for their jobs if they or a family member are sick. I voted yes today in support of the working families who have been waiting patiently to see their share of prosperity and bigger paychecks. Should Republican leadership attempt to walk back from back from that commitment later on this year, I will fight to preserve the integrity of the bill and the will of the voters who signed the initiative.”