Kansas City minimum wage plan faces challenges
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City Council proposal to boost the minimum wage was facing challenges from two groups Friday.
The Kansas City Star reports the council on Thursday took a step to seek voter input in November on a group's petition to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. That proposal, which was supported by civil rights groups, sought to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour on Sept. 1 and to $15 per hour by 2020.
The council adopted its own ordinance to increase the city's minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2020.
The council ordinance hadn't become law because another group of petitioners representing businesses has also started a referendum drive to overturn it.
One business owner told KSHB-TV in July if a dollar is added to the minimum wage, businesses would likely not hire, reduce employment, or relocate from high-rent areas.