LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Michigan House has passed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2017.
GOP legislative leaders worked Tuesday to head off a proposed Democratic-backed ballot initiative to raise the wage to $10.10 from the current $7.40 an hour.
The House measure passed 76-34 with bipartisan support and would raise the minimum wage from $7.40 an hour. The Republican-led Senate may vote later Tuesday to send it to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
The bill includes a provision tying the minimum wage to inflation with a cap.
It also would raise the tipped employee wage to $3.50 an hour from $2.65.(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)