minimum wage

SW Michigan
5:17 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

State Turns Down Mininum Wage Petition

Voters will not be considering whether to raise the state’s minimum wage in the election this November.

The Board of State Canvassers has ruled that a petition brought by the group Raise Michigan did not have enough valid signatures to be certified. The petition sought to raise the state’s minimum wage to ten dollars, ten cents an hour.

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2:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative Stays Course

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The ballot proposal would overturn a old minimum wage law that was replaced by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday.
LANSING - The Raise Michigan Coalition plans to continue pursuing its campaign to increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, despite legal questions following the passage of a new minimum wage law. Gov.
SW Michigan
5:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Obama Visits Ann Arbor, Calls for Higher Wage

President Obama’s campaign to raise the federal minimum wage brought him to Ann Arbor today. Gongwer News Service reports the president spoke to an audience at the University of Michigan this afternoon.

Obama told the group of mostly young people that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would raise millions of people across the country out of poverty “right away.”

The president also said that “nobody who works full time” should have to live in poverty.

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12:44 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

President Obama to Visit Ann Arbor Wednesday to Push Minimum Wage Increase

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President wants Congress to boost minimum wage that was last raised in 2009
WASHINGTON - The White House this morning announced that President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on his proposal to raise the national minimum wage at the University of Michigan on Wednesday.
7:49 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Poll Shows Support for Raising Michigan's Minimum Wage

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Group needs 258,000 signatures to put proposal to raise state minimum wage on November ballot
LANSING - A new poll suggests 65% of Michigan voters support a ballot proposal to hike the state's minimum wage from $7.40 to $10.10 an hour. Results of the poll of 600 likely voters, conducted March 9 and Monday, were released to the Free Press by Lambert, Edwards & Associates, which conducted the poll along with Denno Research.