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Fri January 3, 2014
Ky. House Democrats To Press For Minimum Wage Increase
Kentucky House Democrats plan to kick off the 2014 regular legislative session with a push to raise the minimum wage.
Taking a cue from President Obama and Democrats on Capitol Hill, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo announced Friday his caucus will begin the session with a bill that would raise the minimum wage in the state from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.
House Bill 1 would be modeled after the minimum wage bill in Congress and would implement the change over a three-year period. The speaker says he has not consulted with Republican Senate President Robert Stivers on the measure.
The issue, which reliably polls well across the state, also has a supporter in likely Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.