Michigan Governor Gretchen Witmer is proposing a deal for small business owners in The Wolverine State that would put a $15/hour minimum in place for many Michigan workers. The Governor’s plan would provide 3-month wage grants to businesses that agree to increase worker wages to $15 per hour with the grant paying the differential between the current (below $15) wage and $15/hour. The grants would utilize federal coronavirus relief dollars along with some of the $3.5 billion state surplus to increase the wages of low- and minimum wage workers to $15 with the government paying the differential for the three-month life of the wage grant. There’s always a catch however, and the catch here is that after the three months the business owner must continue paying their employees the ‘new’ $15 minimum wage.