As Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and the day to honor the American worker, a new Poll finds
voters want to put more money in
workers’ pockets by raising the federal minimum wage. Kentucky
A new Bluegrass Poll found 55 percent in favor of raising the minimum hourly pay to $10.10.
However, the new results show a six percent decrease in support from a February Bluegrass Poll which found 61 percent of voters believed in hiking the minimum wage.
A bill aimed at gradually raising the minimum wage cleared a Kentucky House of Representatives committee in January but failed to win over the entire state legislature. The measure was a top priority of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who said the current minimum wage doesn't provide a living wage. The Prestonsburg Democrat says full-time employees working for the minimum wage make less than the average cost of a used car in the
The minimum wage in
hasn't been raised since 2009 when the federal government increased it to