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. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement:
“I support a higher minimum wage and earned paid sick leave; what I don’t support is passing legislation so that it can be deliberately repealed after the election. This is typical Lansing bait and switch politics. Republicans used similar strategies to thwart the will of the people when the voters rejected the Emergency Manager Law. When the people are allowed to vote on a ballot proposal, it is harder for the legislature to overturn the will of the people. That is why I voted no and why I’ll continue the fight to make sure working families have access to sick leave and a living wage.