minimum wage

Government
7:58 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Clears KY House

Credit Kentucky LRC

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.

The issue drew impassioned speeches from supporting lawmakers. 

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Government
3:53 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Be a Boon for Ky. Workers, Kids

After a call from President Barack Obama to “give America a raise” in last night’s State of the Union address, 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.

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Government
12:38 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Coursey Pushes for Higher Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees

Kentucky state Rep. Will Coursey of Symsonia wants the state to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees. 

The three-term Democrat’s bill would first boost the wage from $2.13 per hour to $3.00 if passed this session. Then starting July 2015 the minimum wage would increase by 95 cents each year until it is 70 percent of the hourly minimum wage of non-tipped employees - currently $7.25.

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Government
10:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

What to Expect from the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

As temperatures in Kentucky slowly climb out of the polar abyss, so too will state lawmakers emerge from their districts and trek to Frankfort for the opening day of the 2014 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

The session starts Tuesday.

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Afternoon Update
4:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/9/12

The minimum wage is currently $7.25. But in 1968, you'd make the equivalent of $10 an hour in today's money.
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Today on NPR: Raising Minimum Wage: A Help Or Harm?

Jackson Purchase:

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Illinois Legislature
6:42 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Illinois Senate Committee Passes Minimum Wage Bill

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Illinois lawmakers are considering a plan to increase the state minimum wage and let it rise automatically in the future. A Senate Executive Committee approved the plan 9-5 yesterday, but even bill sponsor Senator Kimberly Lightford says more work is needed before it could become law. 

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