The minimum wage hike that the state Senate passed last week is now on its way to Governor Granholm's desk waiting for a signature. The bill was approved with about half of the votes against it coming from Republicans. The votes against it were most likely those who were speaking out against the bill for small businesses. Small businesses are those who have been the most vocal agains the $1.80 hike in the minimum wage that will go into effect October 1, 2006. This wage hike is long overdue and in the end, the pluses will far outweigh any negatives that are currently being perceived.
Read the full story in the Lansing State Journal.