Raise Minimum Wage


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


Taking a page from President Obama’s playbook, Gov. Steve Beshear is raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for some state employees through executive order. Beshear signed the order Monday during a ceremony at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Following hours of testy debate, the Kentucky House of Representatives pressed ahead with a minimum wage increase bill Thursday. 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the General Assembly can’t afford to wait for the federal government to act on the minimum wage.