In response to the Court of Appeals decision to block an increase to the state’s minimum wage, Rep. Cam Cavitt (R-Cheboygan) issued the following statement:
“I am thrilled with the Michigan Court of Appeals decision to strike down the proposed increase in tipped minimum wage. This ruling is a victory for small businesses and their employees throughout the state.
“The proposed increase would have had a devastating impact on the restaurant and hospitality industry, which continues to struggle to stay afloat since the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase would have forced many small businesses to reduce hours, fire staff, or even close their doors permanently. This decision is a crucial step in protecting the livelihoods of hardworking Michiganders, and preserving the economic well-being of our state.
“It’s a win for both employees and employers statewide, as it ensures tipped employees will continue to earn a fair wage, while also protecting small business owners from being forced to make difficult decisions such as job cuts just to stay afloat.
“I pledge to continue to fight for policies that promote economic growth and job creation for all Michiganders.”
House Appropriations Committee member Cam Cavitt has signed onto a letter calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to employ equal funding for every student in public education – whether in traditional public school, public charter schools, or online charters.
State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, issued the following statement after two COVID-positive Democrat legislators attended session today at the state Capitol in Lansing, breaking House rules set in place by Democrats in the majority:
State Rep. Cam Cavitt on Wednesday voted against Legislative Transfer Requests 2023-1 and 2023-2, which give $535 Million in taxpayer funding to large corporations for various battery plant projects in southern Michigan.
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