House Committee Approves $8.50 Minimum Wage Bill

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.”

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!
Daily J

Watch & Listen