While Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer dealt with another year battling the COVID-19 pandemic, they have also been working hard to sign off laws that will help individuals throughout the state.
Hopefully some of these laws will help ease parents’ worries about their children’s education and health. We still know that there is more to be done. You can expect lawmakers to pass even more laws in 2022, but here are two laws that families should pay attention to.
Goodbye tampon tax
One of the biggest Michigan laws going into effect in early 2022 is repealing the tax on menstrual products. According to michigan.gov, this can help families from paying taxes on up to $4,800 in feminine hygiene items during their lifetime.
Minimum wage increases
This law already went in effective on Jan. 1 as Michigan’s minimum wage increases from $9.65 to $9.87. For minors aged 16 and 17, their 85% rate will increase to $8.39 per hour.
This post was originally published in 2020 and is updated regularly.
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