A new ballot proposal committee is considering over the new few weeks if they will try to put a question on the November ballot to raise Michigan's minimum wage.
State Representative David Rutledge says an increase will help Michigan particularly the Ypsilanti area. Rutledge says it may cost businesses more in salaries, but they will benefit as well through consumers having more money to spend on goods and services.
State Senator Bert Johnson has introduced legislation to raise Michigan's minimum wage to $10 per hour by 2016, but similar legislation never made it out of committee last session.
Michigan's minimum wage has been $7.40 hourly, since 2008, but for tipped workers has remained at $2.65 since the early 1990's.