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Michigan's Snyder signs bill raising minimum wage

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that gradually increases the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018.
    
Legislative leaders have said the measure was intended to circumvent 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 Snyder.
    
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for the higher minimum wage hike.
    
The new law includes a provision requiring the minimum wage to grow with inflation once it hits $9.25 an hour. It also raises the wage for workers who get tips to 38 percent of the minimum wage.

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