Legislation to raise Michigan's minimum wage all but ruled out, ballot drive likely
By Jake Neher
Legislation to raise Michigan's minimum wage is not likely to go anywhere in 2014.
Republican leaders in the state House and Senate are not eager to take up bills to raise it above $7.40 an hour.
"It's a firm 'no' for me," said Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe. "I think that individual CEOs of companies in Michigan should make those decisions based on the marketplace, not some arbitrary law."