A measure to knock the minimum wage hike proposal off the November ballot apparently became one key strand of a larger deal-making web in Lansing. As a result, the bill was amended more to the liking of Democrats before being passed and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The principle purpose of Senate Bill 934 was to keep the minimum wage increase proposal from getting on the ballot. This is believed to have been accomplished when the bill was passed and signed last week. Attorneys might squabble about it, but most Lansing insiders are betting that by eliminating the statute referred to in the petitions to place the proposal on the ballot, enactment of Senate Bill 934 made it ineligible for voter consideration.