UPDATE: State House Okays Bill To Raise Minimum Wage

The Kentucky House has passed a minimum wage increase.

House Bill 1 would gradually raise it from $7.25 to $10.10.

The vote Thursday was 54 to 44.

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Minimum wage in Kentucky has been $7.25 an hour since 2007.

Under the proposal, it would go up to $8.20 on July 1, 2014.

The legislation would them raise the wage each year until it is $10.10 in July of 2016.

House Republicans against the change pointed to a study that said a minimum wage increase would cost the state 14,000 jobs.

The bill now goes to the Republican-led Senate.