Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is proposing to use coronavirus relief funds to backdoor a Democrat pet project: a $15 minimum wage.
Under Whitmer’s plan, businesses would receive three-month grants to make up the difference between what they pay per hour and $15 an hour, Bridge reported.
They would then be required to retain those employees and pay the inflated rate for another three months without the grants.
“Businesses that break their promises would have to return the money,” Whitmer said, according to the outlet.
“No one should work a full-time job 40 hours a week, and still struggle to take care of their family,” the governor offered this week. “We can help Michigan’s businesses raise wages and attract more applicants for open positions.”
But many business owners are reporting increased enhanced unemployment benefits, extended by Whitmer herself, are complicating that mission.
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