Michigan's minimum wage rising 20 cents to $9.45 an hour

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's minimum wage is rising by 20 cents an hour.

The increase takes effect Tuesday and makes the minimum $9.45, up from $9.25. The boost comes amid political wrangling that's expected to continue into court.

The $9.25 minimum wage had been set to rise by an inflationary amount this April. But a ballot drive gathered signatures for an initiative to set it at $10 Tuesday and ultimately $12 in 2022.

Republican lawmakers adopted the citizens' initiative only to recently scale it back with outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder. To address business' concerns, they landed at $9.45 and delayed the $12 minimum by years.

The One Fair Wage ballot committee says it's evaluating legal options and "will keep fighting until the rule of law is respected and the democratic process is upheld."

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12/31/2018 8:03:02 PM (GMT -5:00)