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. Brian K. Elder (D- Bay City) issued the following statement

“Once again, Republicans have rushed through legislation to rig the rules against working families, following through on their promise to rob Michiganders of these much-needed benefits. Hundreds of thousands of Michigan workers voiced their support for these ballot initiatives; but as usual, GOP legislators are playing games with the livelihoods of working families throughout our state instead of supporting policies that provide them real relief. Passing this legislation today is nothing short of an attack on Michigan’s working families and they deserve better.”