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Mon May 19, 2014
State bill could kill Raise Michigan's petition drive
A bill to raise Michigan's minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.20 an hour by 2017 is now on its way to the state House. The bill would increase the minimum wage for tipped workers from $2.65 to $3.50 an hour.
The bill cleared the Senate late last week by a vote of 24-14. It's an attempt by the Republicans to kill a petition drive that would raise the minimum wage even higher, to $10.10 an hour, even for tipped workers.
That petition drive is being led by the group Raise Michigan. Danielle Atkinson joined us.
*Listen to the full interview above.
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