MI House Committee Supports $8.50 an Hour Minimum Wage Bill

A House panel supports a plan that will increase minimum wage to $8.50 by 2017.

The new bill eliminates a provision in the original bill tying the minimum wage to inflation.

The bill now goes to the House for consideration. It’s likely to face opposition from Democrats who support inflation indexing and a higher minimum wage.

The bill will raise the tipped employee wage to $3.23 an hour from $2.65.

Government officials say the bill will help people who are at minimum wage level but not cost jobs.