Kansas City not putting minimum wage hike on August ballot

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Monday, May 25 2015 May 25, 2015 Monday, May 25, 2015 11:46:48 AM CDT May 25, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City leaders decided not to put a measure on the August ballot that would have asked voters if the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Mayor Sly James said the City Council will begin discussions immediately with a variety of groups in an attempt to reach a consensus by mid-July.

Several faith-based, labor and social justice groups gathered nearly 4,000 signatures of registered voters for a ballot measure to increase the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour by Sept. 1, with annual increments until the wage hit $15 by 2020.

The Kansas City Star reports supporters agreed to hang onto the petition and let the council make a determination on how much to raise the minimum wage.

 

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