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Effort to boost MI min wage moves closer to petition drive

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LANSING, MI (MPRN)— The campaign to initiate a law to increase Michigan’s minimum wage took another step Tuesday 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 by 2027, says campaign attorney Mark Brewer. After the wage reaches $15 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.