Election 2014

7:41 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Michigan Legislature Approves Compromise Raising State Minimum Wage to $9.25 an Hour

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Group is scheduled to turn in signatures Wednesday for ballot proposal to raise minimum wage higher
LANSING - Michigan's minimum wage would increase to $9.25 per hour under a compromise bill approved by state Legislature on Tuesday. The bill gradually would raise the minimum wage from $7.40 per hour to $9.25 per hour by 2018. The rate for tipped employees, which is currently $2.65, would be 38 percent of the regular minimum wage.
2:34 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

House Committee Approves Boosting Minimum Wage to $8.50

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Senate bill raises state minimum wage to $9.20, ballot proposal would boost it to $10.10 an hour
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING - Michigan's minimum wage would increase to $8.50 per hour under the latest proposal up for debate in the state Legislature. The House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday approved a substitute version of Senate Bill 934 that implements smaller wage increases than the version passed by the full Senate.
6:19 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Political Parties Look for Edge in Turnout

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Which voters makes it the polls to cast ballot likely to determine many election outcomes
In an election year when Republicans are viewed as having the advantage, Michigan Democrats hope to prevail with a Barack Obama-style campaign that gets more Democratic voters than usual to the polls. Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson argues the party can identify Democrats in a Democratic-leaning state who have stayed home during gubernatorial election years and energize them using new technologies.
6:14 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Poll Shows Support for Raising Minimum Wage, but Differences Over How

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Group leading petition drive plans to turn in petition signatures today to put proposal on ballot
Raising the minimum wage from its current level of $7.40 per hour gets widespread support among Michigan voters, but the final amount and means of getting there has people split, according to an exclusive poll done for the Detroit Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners.
7:17 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Michigan House Committee Plans Hearing on Raising Minimum Wage Increase Wednesday

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Bill could scuttle a petition drive for a larger minimum wage increase
LANSING - Hiking the state's minimum wage from $7.40 per hour to $9.20 by 2017 will get a hearing today in the House Government Operations Committee. The Senate passed the bill last week with a bi-partisan majority, hiking the wages for traditional hourly workers to $9.20 and up to $3.50 per hour for tipped employees, like waitresses and bartenders.