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Stumbo To Push For Higher Minimum Wage In Next Session

With their majority intact, House Democrats are laying out their legislative priorities for the upcoming session.

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he'll make another push to raise the state's minimum wage, but he faces the same skepticism from his Senate counterparts.

The Democratic-run House passed a bill this year to gradually raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 per hour. The measure died in the Republican-run Senate.

Senate President Robert Stivers said he doesn't see it as a business-friendly proposal.

Stumbo also promoted a proposal to let local governments charge a sales tax to pay for specific projects.

Stivers says he likes the concept of letting communities decide but says the issue will be up to the entire GOP Senate caucus.

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