Ky. House Democrats To Press For Minimum Wage Increase

Jan 3, 2014

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.