Minimum Wage Bill Still Under Revision

Minimum wage is another issue the house is discussing. A bill to raise the wage cleared the Labor and Industry Committee today, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, but it was stripped of some provisions by labor advocates.

Under the revised bill, Kentucky’s minimum wage would immediately increase from $5.15 to $5.85. The minimum wage would then go to $6.55-an-hour in July 2008 and then $7.25-an-hour the next year.

Kentucky’s minimum wage hasn’t been raised since 1997.