Earlier this week, the Michigan Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over a Court of Claims decision rendered earlier this year that voided a legislative amendment to a 2018 ballot measure and reinstated the ballot measure. The ballot question mandated a $12 per hour minimum wage and phases out the current tip credit, so the legislature passed the measure, then amended it to minimize the impact by setting the tipped wage at 38% of the standard minimum and delaying the minimum wage increase until 2030. In negating the legislative amendment, the lower court ruled that the measure couldn’t be passed and amended in the same legislative session and that at least one election would have to take place between those two actions. The ruling also moved the ballot measure forward with an effective date of February 19, 2023. Business owners appealed and the Michigan Court of Appeals is said to be prepared to rule on the matter by February 1. We’ll keep an eye on this case. . .