minimum wage

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The state House has adopted a controversial bill that would preempt local “living wage” laws and other workplace rules and ordinances. 

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.

The ballot proposal would overturn a old minimum wage law that was replaced by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday.

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.

President wants Congress to boost minimum wage that was last raised in 2009

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