Rep. Schmidt statement on raising Michigan’s minimum wage

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Public Act 138 of 2014 gradually raises wage, provides for inflation

State Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, today issued the following statement on House passage of Senate Bill 934, which was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder to responsibly raise the minimum wage in Michigan:

“This is about protecting the hard working men and women of northern Michigan from radical, out-of-state interest groups that want to sabotage our region’s economy. We must put a stop to reckless, anti-business policies that would threaten our economic freedom and way of life.

“The plan these radical groups are pushing would cripple the major industries in northern Michigan and destroy opportunities for employees and employers alike. As a small businessman, I supported the law signed by Governor Snyder to put a stop to that plan.”

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State Rep. Wayne Schmidt is a third-term lawmaker representing Grand Traverse County, which includes townships south of Grand Traverse Bay. Schmidt can be reached toll-free at 800-737-1046, via email at WayneSchmidt@house.mi.gov or online at RepSchmidt.gophouse.org. For additional updates, follow House Republicans on Facebook at /MichiganHouseGOP and on Twitter at @MIHouseGOP.