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Posted: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 5:10PM

BH Commissioners Support Minimum Wage Hike

The Benton Harbor City Commission supports raising the state minimum wage. The body, this week, passed a resolution in support of the hike. Here's Commissioner Marcus Muhammad.



Petition signatures are still being collected across Michigan to get the question on the ballot. Commissioner Trenton Bowens introduced the resolution.



The commission specified raising the new wage to $10.10 per hour, in accordance with President Obama's proposal on the federal level, it passed unanimously. The coalition 'Raise Michigan' is leading the state-wide petition drive and wants the minimum wage raised to $10.10 by 2017. It hopes to collect more than 258,000 signatures by the end of May in order to send the measure to the Legislature. Last month Congressman Fred Upton, who in the past has voted for hikes to the minimum wage, said we will most likely see the issue on the November ballot in Michigan.

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