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Politicians take action to raise minimum wage in KY

A state senator from Lexington and a representative from Louisa want to raise the minimum wage for workers in Kentucky.

$15 minimum wage no windfall for Illinois workers

The Illinois House could vote on a plan this week to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but inflation will largely negate the impact by the time the pay floor reaches that level in 2025.
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Pre-filed bill would raise the minimum wage in Kentucky

A state senator from Lexington has pre-filed a bill in Frankfort that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026.
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WATCH: Long-time Amazon workers losing benefits after minimum wage hike

Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out.

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage to $15 per hour

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday that the...
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Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down minimum wage ordinance

A minimum wage increase approved by the Louisville Metro Council has been struck down by Kentucky's Supreme Court.
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First stage of Lexington minimum wage hike begins Friday

Some people in Lexington will get a raise starting Friday.
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House panel advances bill to raise Ky. minimum wage

A bill to gradually raise Kentucky's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has cleared a House committee, but it drew opposition from Republicans and business interests
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House panel advances bill to raise Ky. minimum wage

A bill to gradually raise Kentucky's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has cleared a House committee, but it drew opposition from Republicans and business interests.
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Legislation filed to raise minimum wage

House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed legislation on Wednesday that would provide the first increase to Kentucky's minimum wage in nearly seven years.
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Council votes to increase minimum wage

Lexington's Urban County Council voted 9-6 Thursday evening to increase the minimum wage from the current federal minimum of $7.25 an hour to $10.10, to be phased-in over a three year period.
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Lexington is big step closer to minimum wage hike

Lexington is a big step closer to a higher minimum wage.
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Kentucky Supreme Court to review Louisville’s minimum wage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide whether Louisville's new minimum wage law is legal. The Louisville Metro Council voted last year...
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Urban County Council works on compromise for minimum wage increase

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-  There is a new minimum wage plan on the table in Lexington. Urban County Councilmember Susan Lamb today proposed raising the current...
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Group asks court to delay Louisville’s minimum wage increase

The state Court of Appeals is considering whether it should block a scheduled increase in the minimum wage for Kentucky's largest city while a group of restaurant owners appeals a lower court's decision upholding the increase.
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Louisville’s minimum wage hike survives first court test

Louisville's minimum wage increase has survived its first court challenge just days before the first new wages are scheduled to begin.
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Lexington leaders listen to minimum wage raise commentary

LFUCG held a public comment session on a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Lexington and Fayette County.
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Beshear raises minimum wage for some Kentucky state workers

About 800 state workers in Kentucky will get a raise after Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear decided to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
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Council to hear comments on proposed minimum-wage increase

Discussion of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Lexington will continue Monday during a public hearing.
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Lexington council to consider minimum wage increase

Lexington officials will soon begin discussions on a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years.

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