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New Push Underway To Raise State’s Minimum Wage

A new committee in our state is gathering a lot of support for their efforts to substantially raise Michigan’s minimum wage as soon as this fall.

The Raise Michigan ballot committee was created yesterday in Lansing to explore hiking Michigan’s minimum wage.

Members will likely start with gathering the signatures needed to get their proposal on the ballot November 4.

The proposed minimum wage increase would be no lower than $9 an hour and no greater than $10.10.

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Republican lawmakers including Governor Rick Snyder haven’t been supportive of Democratic legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage of $7.40 an hour to $10 in the past, but committee Treasurer Frank Houston says he expects our state to be the “No. 1 place” in the country for any conversations regarding economic dignity and inequality.

2008 was the last time Michigan saw an increase to the minimum wage. That wage, $7.40, is slightly more than the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.

For more information on Raise Michigan, visit their Facebook page HERE.

Tell us…is Michigan overdue for an increase to its’ minimum wage?

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