Michigan's minimum wage is now at $9.45 an hour.  The boost comes amid political wrangling that's expected to continue into court.

According to the Associated Press, the $9.25 minimum wage had been set to rise by an inflationary amount this April.  But a ballot drive gathered signatures for an initiative to set it at $10 Tuesday and ultimately $12 in 2022.

Republican lawmakers adopted the citizens' initiative only to recently scale it back with outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder to address business concerns, they landed at $9.45 and delayed the $12 minimum by years.