kentucky minimum wage http://wkms.org en Non-Profit Says Kentucky, First District Would Benefit More Than Average If Minimum Wage Raised http://wkms.org/post/non-profit-says-kentucky-first-district-would-benefit-more-average-if-minimum-wage-raised <p>Kentucky rounds out the top ten states that would benefit most from a higher minimum wage according to a new report from a non-profit that works to fight poverty and injustice.</p><p>Oxfam America finds 372,000 Kentuckians, more than 22 percent of the working population, would benefit from a $10.10 minimum wage.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:24:47 +0000 Whitney Jones 41286 at http://wkms.org Non-Profit Says Kentucky, First District Would Benefit More Than Average If Minimum Wage Raised Kentucky Senators Help Defeat Federal Minimum Wage Increase http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senators-help-defeat-federal-minimum-wage-increase <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have helped defeat an effort to raise the federal minimum wage.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Republicans Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul joined almost every other GOP Senator Wednesday in voting against a bill that would have boosted the minimum pay level for federal workers to $10.10 an hour by 2016, up from the current rate of $7.25.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:58:41 +0000 Kevin Willis 40235 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senators Help Defeat Federal Minimum Wage Increase Kentucky Legislative Leaders Comment On Minimum Wage Legislation http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-legislative-leaders-comment-minimum-wage-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders of the Kentucky Senate and House are exchanging words on minimum wage legislation.&nbsp; The House yesterday approved a bill to raise the minimum wage 95 cents a year for three years, eventually reaching ten dollars ten cents an hour.&nbsp; Senate President Robert Stivers says his chamber is more interested in creating new jobs.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:33:42 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38561 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Legislative Leaders Comment On Minimum Wage Legislation Minimum Wage Increase Clears KY House http://wkms.org/post/minimum-wage-increase-clears-ky-house <p></p><p>After more than two-and-a-half hours of debate, the Kentucky House passed a bill Thursday afternoon that would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.</p><p>The issue drew impassioned speeches from supporting lawmakers.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:58:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38548 at http://wkms.org Minimum Wage Increase Clears KY House Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Be a Boon for Ky. Workers, Kids http://wkms.org/post/report-minimum-wage-hike-would-be-boon-ky-workers-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a call from President Barack Obama to “give America a raise” in </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/28/267901424/transcript-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-as-prepared-for-delivery" style="line-height: 1.5;">last night’s State of the Union address</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new brief from a Kentucky economic think-tank says that a raise in the minimum wage would benefit about 1 in 4 workers and reduce child poverty.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:53:35 +0000 Jonathan Meador & John Null 38365 at http://wkms.org Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Be a Boon for Ky. Workers, Kids