State GOP Senator offers minimum wage hike alternative
A Republican in the state Senate wants to boost Michigan's minimum wage to $8.15 an hour.
Sen. Rick Jones' introduced the legislation Thursday, which would be an alternative to a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage.
That ballot drive would boost the rate from $7.40 an hour to $10.10 an hour. It would also eventually raise the rate for tipped workers from $2.65 to $10.10 an hour.