New Michigan Laws for Families in 2022

Here are two new 2022 Michigan laws that might interest families in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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, 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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  1. All that is great,going after dead beat dads would help moms provide more things for their children like internet bills so they can pay the bill. Also cost of food and clothes and gas to take them to dads drop off and pick ups. The sad thing is you gave them stimulas check for kids that reside with moms instead of paying arrears. We are talking over 15,000.00 in debt WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THE SYSTEM? WHY NOT TRY FIXING IT AND MAKE DADS ACCOUNTABLE.

  2. I respectfully have to disagree. Equating money for a health crisis to struggling single motherhood is just a false Equivalency. They have nothing to do with each other. Secondly, this notion that dads aren’t accountable is also miss leading. Child support already exist to help make them accountable. Also black men in particular spend more time with there kids than any other race. I agree that some men do need to step up and become better fathers but that is true for a lot of mothers as well. It sounded like you were upset personally but I just wanted to let the record show that most fathers do they part


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