Minimum Wage Increase Bill Goes Forward In State Senate

A state Senate committee's approval is pushing forward a minimum wage increase bill.

SB 153 sponsored by New Orleans Democratic Senator Troy Carter was advanced to the Senate floor Wednesday by the labor relations committee.

The measure provides for increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 an hour in 2018.  There would be a second increase to $8.50 an hour in 2019.

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