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Minimum Wage Increase Proposed


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Fresh off last night's State of the Union, President Obama is on a road trip to sell economic proposals, which include boosting the minimum wage. There's also legislation at the state capitol that would increase it.

Boosting the minimum wage in Michigan from its current $7.40 an hour will be a tough sell in the GOP controlled legislature where business will fight to kill it.

Small business owners in the Mid-Michigan area are not happy about a possible hike in minimum wage. They say higher wages won't help workers because it will force businesses to raise prices to recover the money they're losing in wages, bringing them right back to square one.

Local small business owners say decisions about higher pay are best for businesses to make, not Washington.

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