They raised it in Michigan to 7.45 or something like that. The first phase went into effect on Oct 1 to 6.95...I was expecting raises in prices on everything here...but haven't noticed any yet. The majority of the workers getting minimum wage are fast food workers, and maybe some supermarket baggers/stockboys, I think. I think the companies just absorbed that into their bottom line.
Nothing too major here in Michigan...yet. I have notice though some things seem higher. For example, the last month or so my wife and I had gone Christmas shopping. And both of us notice that a lot of things are really not on sale this year. Or if they are on sale, they are only like $1 or $2 off. Take a big ticket item that is $120. A good sale would be like $99. Well, here it would only be like $109. Not a good sale. That is just our opinion though.