Today A New Michigan Minimum Wage Hike Plan Revealed
Organizers with the group "Raise Michigan" have reconsidered and now say raising the state's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour is not enough. They say it should be $10.10 an hour by 2016. Today they handed in their revised request to the Secretary of State's office in hopes of getting the issue on the ballot this fall. Once the ballot language is approved they can start collecting signatures.
If the proposal passes the wage would increase by seventy cents next January and another dollar on both January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017. The last time Michigan's minimum wage went up was in 2008 when it was set at $7.40 an hour.