Bill would stop cities from raising their minimum wage

Staff writerJanuary 22, 2014 

John Braun

AARON BARNA — Washington State Legislature

A bill in the state Senate seeks to restrict cities' ability to raise their local minimum wage, Crosscut reports.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, would force cities and other jurisdictions to comply with the state's minimum wage rate rather than setting their own, according to the Seattle-based news website.

SeaTac voters approved a $15 minimum wage in November, and newly elected Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant have said they want to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 also.

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