Effort to set state minimum wage revived
(KALB) - An effort to set a state minimum wage was revived Thursday morning in a Senate committee.
Lawmakers voted 3 to 2 along party lines to advance Senator Gary Carter’s bill to set a state minimum wage.
The bill is similar to one authored by Central Louisiana State Representative Ed Larvadain that was shot down in a House committee last week. It would establish a state minimum wage at $10 an hour, beginning in January 2024. It would increase by $2 every two years until 2028, when it reaches $14 an hour.
It also includes the provision that it will match the federal minimum wage if it is increased at any time. The federal minimum is currently $7.25 an hour, last set in July 2009.
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