The rapid pace of the Spring legislative session shows no sign of slowing. Michigan’s Democratically controlled legislature has accomplished several items in 2023 applauded by the Chamber, including expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and increasing the Working Families Tax Credit (formerly the Earned Income Tax Credit).
The Fall session is likely to be consequential with several items the business community should be aware of and might harm Michigan’s economic environment. Read more below.
Paid Family Leave
Several Democratically controlled states, now including Michigan, are moving to mandate paid family leave on employers. Michigan’s proposal would raise taxes on businesses and employees to fund a new government bureaucracy to pay for family leave time.