Bill Passed: Increase Minimum Wage in Michigan
On Tuesday SB 934, was passed by the House of Representatives. The bill will increase the minimum wage in Michigan to $9.25 an hour by 2018. This is a 25 percent increase over the state's current minimum wage, $7.40 an hour. At the beginning of 2019, the minimum wage will increase with the rate of inflation up to 3.5 percent per year.
Jeff Irwin, State Representative D-Ann Arbor joined Steve Gruber and Jo Anne Paul this morning on the Steve Gruber Show to discuss the increase.
Representative Irwin explains how the increase will take place:
There was proposed legislation that the minimum wage be increased to $10.10 an hour, Representative Irwin commented on this not making it to the ballot.
State Representative Rudy Hobbs, D-Southfield joined Steve and Jo Anne as well, stating that this was a win for democrats.
Are you happy about the minimum wage increase? Is this good or bad for the Michigan economy?