LANSING, MI – The Michigan Legislature has begun passing right-to-work bills in a historic move that was announced just this morning.
The Michigan House voted on House Bill 4054, passing it 58-52 mostly partly-line vote in the Republican-led chamber. The bill goes to the Republican-led Senate, which also is taking up right=to-work legislation today.
Bills must pass both chambers and be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder to become law.
The vote occurred after Democrats left the House in protest because Republicans would not suspend debate to acknowledge a lawsuit filed to reopen the Capitol, which as closed, according to police, due to structural concerns. Democrats believe it was a move to keep protesters from filling the gallery.