Friday, January 31, 2014

Minimum Wage Bill Passes House Committee

Kentuckians are one step closer to higher wages.

A bill aimed at raising the minimum wage across the Commonwealth passed a House Committee today.

The measure is a priority for House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg.

He says full-time employees working for the minimum wage make less than the average cost of a used car in the U.S.

Under the bill, the state's minimum wage would gradually increase to $10.10 an hour.

It has not been raised since 2009.