- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Local governments in Michigan are closer to facing a prohibition on setting local minimum wages or other requirements for employers under a bill moving through the Legislature.

The House Commerce and Trade Committee approved the bill 11-7 Tuesday mostly along party lines. The meeting was interrupted several times by people standing up and chanting in opposition to the bill. They were all escorted out of the room.

A new version of the bill addressed concerns about language that could have prevented local non-discrimination ordinances.

Bill supporters say the legislation is needed to prevent a patchwork of local ordinances that could create a challenging structure for economic development.

Bill opponents say it would take away local control and the ability for local governments to decide what is best for their communities.



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