The State Board of Canvassers said the Raise Michigan Coalition didn’t have enough valid signatures.
The voter-initiated law would increase the minimum to $10.10 an hour over time.
The debate about the minimum wage is taking place because enough Americans believe the rules of commerce should be adjusted.
Lawmakers said the gradual increase is better for employers who might need time to adjust to paying employees more…
WWJ spoke live with Mark Hackel. one of many local leaders attending the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.
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.
A Republican bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.20 an hour has passed the Michigan Senate.
It’s a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage
The political battle over the effort to raise the minimum wage in Michigan continues between Lansing and proponents of a petition drive.