UPDATE: Governor Signs Minimum Wage Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GOP legislative leaders worked Tuesday to head off a proposed Democratic-backed ballot initiative to raise the wage to $10.10 from the current $7.40 an hour.

Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that gradually increases the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018.
Legislative leaders have said the measure was intended to circumvent a pending ballot initiative to increase the hourly minimum to $10.10.
The current hourly wage is $7.40.
The Republican-led House voted 76-34 and the GOP-controlled Senate 24-12 Tuesday to send the bill to Snyder.
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for the higher minimum wage hike.
The new law includes a provision requiring the minimum wage to grow with inflation once it hits $9.25 an hour. It also raises the wage for workers who get tips to 38 percent of the minimum wage.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260835661 - wilx.com/a?a=260835661