A statewide campaign aims to raise the minimum wage from $7.70 an hour to $12 by 2023 by winning a statewide public vote in 2018. Separately, Kansas City voters faced a local initiative on Tuesday’s ballot thaat called for a city wage floor of $10 an hour, effective Aug. 24, 2017, plus annual increases of $1.25 an hour, beginning Sept. 1, 2019, until the minimum reaches $15 an hour in 2022. But state law prevents that implementation.
A statewide campaign aims to raise the minimum wage from $7.70 an hour to $12 by 2023 by winning a statewide public vote in 2018. Separately, Kansas City voters faced a local initiative on Tuesday’s ballot thaat called for a city wage floor of $10 an hour, effective Aug. 24, 2017, plus annual increases of $1.25 an hour, beginning Sept. 1, 2019, until the minimum reaches $15 an hour in 2022. But state law prevents that implementation. Allison Long along@kcstar.com
A statewide campaign aims to raise the minimum wage from $7.70 an hour to $12 by 2023 by winning a statewide public vote in 2018. Separately, Kansas City voters faced a local initiative on Tuesday’s ballot thaat called for a city wage floor of $10 an hour, effective Aug. 24, 2017, plus annual increases of $1.25 an hour, beginning Sept. 1, 2019, until the minimum reaches $15 an hour in 2022. But state law prevents that implementation. Allison Long along@kcstar.com

Higher minimum wage gets KC voters’ support; attention turns to statewide campaign

August 08, 2017 9:52 PM

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