Gov. Snyder wants the state House to consider minimum wage legislation soon
Governor Snyder hopes the state House will turn its attention soon to a proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage.
The Senate already approved a bill to increase Michigan’s minimum wage, in steps, to $9.20 an hour.
Snyder says it was good to see the bill pass in the Senate with bi-partisan support.
“I hope the House will take it up relatively soon. And make a serious review of it,” says Snyder.
Supporters say Michigan’s minimum wage has needed an increase for a long time.
Critics complain raising the minimum wage will hurt small business and cost many low wage employees their jobs.
There is also a petition drive underway to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
If the legislation passes, it could effectively make that petition drive pointless, because the bill replaces the law the petition drive is trying to change.