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Effort to boost Michigan's minimum wage moves closer to petition drive

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The campaign to initiate a law to increase Michigan’s minimum wage took another step toward putting a question on the 2022 ballot.

The Raise the Wage campaign filed with state elections officials a summary of its proposal that will appear on the petition form. The campaign will also file a copy of the petition form, but that will come later.

The initiative would raise the state minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2027, says campaign attorney Mark Brewer. After the wage reaches 15 dollars an hour, Brewer says it would be adjusted annually for inflation.

“That’s been a real problem with the minimum wage – no inflationary increases over the years.”

The initiative would also set the same minimum wage for tipped and untipped workers.