Since 1990, state legislatures have been increasingly dominated by the Republican party. In 1990, six states had both chambers of Congress controlled by the Republican party, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. This number increased to 18 in 2000 and 26 in 2014. Considering this significant partisan shift, it's interesting to see the impact of this trend and how it has affected state policy changes.
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Activist group MI Time to Care remains determined to pass a ballot initiative proposal requiring employers to provide paid sick leave, after proposals orchestrated by group Raise Michigan failed to get enough signatures in 2015 and 2016.
The proposal, this time called the “Earned Sick Time Act,” would appear on the ballot in November 2018 if at least 252,523 signatures are collected within 180 days before May 30, 2018. The ballot language is the same as the proposals from 2015 and 2016.