A new poll shows 60 percent of residents support raising Michigan's minimum wage so now the group behind the proposed petition drive has revised its proposal.
The Raise Michigan campaign has announced a new number for minimum wage: $10.10 an hour.
Frank Houston, treasurer of the ballot committee and the director of the Restaurant Opportunity Center of Michigan, says the group has received so much support for a wage increase from $7.40 an hour to $9.50 an hour, they decided to try for even more.
The new proposal would be implemented over a several year period, reaching $10.10 by January of 2017 if it’s approved.
Michigan last increased its minimum wage to $7.40 per hour in 2008.
It is among 21 states with a minimum wage above the federal level of $7.25. The Michigan Board of Canvassers will review the petition Wednesday.