Court of Appeals upholds Lansing minimum wage ordinance; expect a reversal by the Republican majority of the Supreme Court
In Associated Builders and Contractors v. City of Lansing, the plaintiff sued to overturn Lansing's recently enacted minimum wage ordinance. The contractors argued it was unconstitutional. The Court of Appeals rejected that argument and ruled that the City was acting within its jurisdiction in adopting the ordinance.
With a very partisan 5-2 majority on Michigan's Supreme Court, you can rest assured that this decision will be appealed by Republican interests and most likely over-turned. If it is not, the Republican Legislature will do as it has done with gun and smoking ordinances: adopt a law that "preempts" cities from taking their own action on minimum wage.