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House Committee Approves $8.50 Minimum Wage Bill

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LANSING (AP) - A House panel is supporting legislation to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour after the Senate passed a $9.20 per hour plan.

The revised House measure passed out of committee Tuesday and would raise the minimum wage from $7.40 by 2017. It also eliminates a provision in the original bill tying the minimum wage to inflation.

The bill now goes to the House for consideration, where it’s likely to face opposition from Democrats who support inflation indexing and a higher minimum wage.

The bill would raise the tipped employee wage to $3.23 an hour from $2.65, instead of the Senate’s $3.50 target.

Government Operations Chairman Rep. Pete Lund of Shelby Township says the bill “will help people who are at the minimum wage level but not cost jobs.”

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