Stivers: Senate action on minimum wage possible

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WHAS11.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 6:55 PM

   FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says there's a "real possibility" the Senate will pass some form of a minimum wage bill.
 
   Stivers said Friday that senators are working on the bill that passed the House a month ago.
 
   The House-passed version would gradually raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 per hour in July 2016.
 
   The bill is a top priority of House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
 
   Stivers anticipates the Senate will make changes to the bill.
 
   Stumbo signaled a willingness to possibly compromise as long as it brings some relief to minimum-wage workers.
 
   The House-passed measure calls for 95-cent increases in three phases until the minimum wage would reach $10.10. The House amended the bill to exempt businesses with annual gross receipts of under $500,000.
 
 

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