To summarize, the Michigan State Board of Canvassers was deadlocked (2-2) over whether to certify the validity of a ballot initiative to increase the state minimum wage to $12 by 2022, mandate paid sick leave on private employers and eliminate the tipped wage by 2024. The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered the Board of Canvassers to take all steps necessary to put the question on the ballot. The Secretary of State needed to finalize the ballots for printing today. And, many restaurant workers were fearful that if the initiative passed, they will lose money or hours or their jobs if the restaurants go under. So, in the latest politically-strategic move, the republican-controlled Michigan legislature passed a bill approving the increase and sent it to lame-duck term-limited republican Governor Rick Snyder for his signature. Once the law is in place, which assumes the Governor will sign the bill, the ballot petition becomes moot and goes away leaving the legislature to amend the law in the future as they see fit. File under watch out what you wish for, you might get it!