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Sen. Jones to Ask for Minimum Pay Raise

Republican state Senator Rick Jones of Grand Ledge is getting a bill ready to increase Michigan's minimum wage to eight-dollars-15-cents an hour.  Jones tells Lansing's MIRS News that he's seeking to halt a ballot proposal with his bill and believes the grassroots effort will cause restaurants to go out of business immediately.  That initiative wants a ten-dollar-ten-cent an hour minimum wage over time.  In 2006, state lawmakers approved hiking the minimum wage as labor unions were working on a petition drive to force the issue.

 

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