LANSING – Today, Legislative Republicans passed two bills, SB 1171 and SB 1175, gutting the citizen-led ballot initiatives that were passed into law back in September. In response, state Rep. Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) issued the following statement:

“Everyone in this state has the right to a secure wage and fair benefits, which is why I will always place the well-being of Michigan families over a corporation’s desire to only increase profits. Healthy employees with healthy families are more productive employees. The shady, unprecedented, back-door tactics Republicans used to impose their will on the people is shameful.”