LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation gradually raising the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018 to preclude a pending ballot initiative to increase the hourly minimum to $10.10.
The current hourly wage is $7.40.
The Republican-led House voted 76-34 and the GOP-controlled Senate 24-12 Tuesday to send the bill to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.
The bill includes a provision requiring the minimum wage to grow with inflation once it hits $9.25 an hour. It also would raise the wage for workers who get tips to 38 percent of the minimum wage.