Minimum Wage Bill

Josh James / WUKY

Low-wage workers in Lexington witnessed a small bump in their paychecks today. The first phase of the city’s minimum wage increase began, taking the hourly minimum rate from the $7.25 federal rate to $8.20.

AP

Minimum wage increase advocates applauded the passage of House Bill 278 out of committee Thursday morning, but don't expect any party balloons down the hall.

LFUCG

A committee of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has tabled further discussion on raising the city’s minimum wage. 

LFUCG

Wages and their effect on business were a major debate at the Lexington Urban County Council’s Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee Meeting Tuesday. 

Josh James / WUKY

For the second year, the Kentucky House has put its stamp of approval on a minimum wage increase, though the bill’s prospects in the Republican-led Senate remain bleak.