Michigan's minimum wage could go up if enough voters support the petition. The Raise Michigan Coalition submitted the petition to the Secretary of State on Monday, reports the Detroit Free Press.
The proposal asks for minimum wage to be $9.50 an hour, instead of the current $7.40. The new wage would be set over a period of three years, and also raise the pay of tip workers. The Coalition must collect just over 258,000 signatures by July seventh for lawmakers to consider the proposal. If the law isn't approved or nothing is done... it will go to the November ballot. Opponents of the bill believe raising the minimum wage will lead to higher prices of goods and affect businesses who can't afford to pay higher wages to their employees.