Council to hear comments on proposed minimum-wage increase

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Discussion of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Lexington will continue Monday during a public hearing.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1KWu9sY ) the Urban County Council heard initial comments at a meeting in March about raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over the next three years. Because of time constraints, nearly 20 people who signed up to speak were unable to do so at that meeting.

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Councilwoman Jennifer Mossotti says Monday’s hearing will enable those people to give the council their input.

It’s not clear when the issue will come up for a vote before the council’s Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee.

In December, Louisville became the first city in the state to raise the minimum wage.