Gov. Snyder Signs Minimum Wage Increase Legislation

Posted at 8:53 PM, May 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 20:53:00-04
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Talks about his policies in 2013. Part 1

File Photo: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during an interview with FOX 17 in 2013.

LANSING, Mich. (May 27, 2014) — Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday signed legislation raising Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018, according to a press release.

Both the state House and Senate approved the legislation earlier today.

Starting in 2019, it will be tied to the rate of inflation, but the increase would be no more than 3.5 percent annually.

A raise in the tipped wage will also be tied to the same rate of inflation.

“I commend my partners in the Legislature for finding common ground on a bill that will help Michigan workers and protect our state’s growing economy,” Snyder said in a release.

The bill that makes the change, SB 934, was introduced to kill a petition drive by Raise Michigan.

The goal of the group was to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.  The ballot measure would have also raised the pay of tipped workers who currently earn $2.65 an hour.