Emily Schwarzkopf, a policy analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy, which advocates on behalf of vulnerable Michigan residents, said the only way to improve the bill would be to kill it.
“It seems less about protecting people in struggling areas and more about protecting Republican legislative districts,” Schwarzkopf said. “The barriers to work are no different to someone in Flint, where unemployment is over 10 (percent), than they are to someone in Emmet County. They’re moving a bad bill, and trying to grease it by exempting their constituents. You can’t exempt your way to a good policy.” May 10, 2018 – Bridge Magazine