There’s an old saying that conservative lawmakers are for local control, except when they’re not.
Meaning, whenever local units of government want to do something that they don’t like.
Now, we’ve learned that Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, believes in democracy, except when he doesn’t.
In the past, Richardville has staunchly supported Michigan voters’ decisions to outlaw gay marriage and affirmative action.
But he doesn’t want to allow voters to vote to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
It now seems likely that supporters of the higher minimum will collect enough signatures to put a proposition doing so on the November ballot.
Now, it would be one thing to campaign against this amendment, and encourage people to vote it down.
That would be perfectly legitimate, regardless of whether you agree.