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Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage Faces Long Odds

by Sammy Edmonds posted Jan 2 2014 11:33AM
As many as 11 states may consider legislation next year to raise their minimum wage, but an Indiana proposal faces long odds.  Five states passed minimum-wage increases in 2013 which will take effect in the new year.  Nine more have laws requiring annual cost-of-living increases.  
 
But a majority of states are like Indiana, and follow the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
 
Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane of Anderson says at least two Senate Democrats plan to introduce bills calling for a 10-dollar-an-hour state minimum wage. It would be the first such proposal in the General Assembly in six years, and would give Indiana the highest state minimum wage in the nation.
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01/02/2014 11:33AM
Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage Faces Long Odds
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