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Governor Snyder Signs $9.25 Minimum Wage Law

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lawmakers have debated the issue and now they've finally reached an agreement.

Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that gradually increases the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018. The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.

Legislative leaders have said the measure was intended to circumvent a pending ballot initiative to increase the hourly minimum to $10.10.


The minimum wage breakdown:
  • September 1, 2014 - Wage increases to $8.15
  • January 1, 2016 - Wage increases to $8.50
  • January 1, 2017 - Wage increases to $8.90
  • January 1, 2018 - Wage increases to $9.25
The bill going to Snyder includes a provision requiring the minimum wage to grow with inflation once it hits $9.25 an hour. It also would raise the wage for workers who get tips to 38 percent of the minimum wage.

The minimum wage breakdown for tipped employees:

  • September 1, 2014 - Wage increases to $3.10
  • January 1, 2016 - Wage increases to $3.23
  • January 1, 2017 - Wage increases to $3.38
  • January 1, 2018 - Wage increases to $3.50
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