Governor Terry Branstad says he doesn’t like the “hodge podge” of city and county minimum wage hikes that are going into effect in Iowa.
After the election’s over, he plans to talk with legislators about setting a higher statewide minimum wage.
OC………what is competitive.” :16
The state’s minimum wage is 7-dollars-and-25 cents an hour, identical to the federal minimum wage.
Every state that borders Iowa has raised its minimum wage higher than that.
OC………statewide minimum wage.” :16
Four Iowa County Boards of Supervisors have voted to raise the minimum wage locally.
Many of those county officials have expressed the hope their action would pressure state officials to act on the issue.
OC………hurt small business.” :07
Branstad says he wants to find a “bipartisan” consensus in the legislature on the issue.
The minimum wage is $9.00 in Nebraska; $8.50 in South Dakota; and $9.50 in Minnesota.