Louisville Metro Council committee to vote on minimum wage Thursday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After more than three months of debate, the Louisville Metro Council appears close to voting on a proposal to gradually raise the minimum wage in Jefferson County to $10.10 per hour in 2017.
Tony Hyatt, spokesman for the council's Democratic Caucus, confirmed Monday that David Tandy, chairman of the council's labor and economic development committee, plans to call for a vote on the ordinance at the committee's meeting on Thursday.
If the ordinance passes the committee, it could go to the full Council at its next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11.
Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, sent an email to members Monday alerting them to the potential votes on Thursday and the following week. GLI opposes the minimum wage ordinance.
GLI called on members to contact council members and Mayor Greg Fischer, who would have to sign the ordinance for it to become law, unless the council can muster enough votes to override a mayoral veto. Fischer has expressed reservations about the proposal.
Council records show the ordinance has remained in Tandy's committee since Sept. 23 and been discussed at six committee meetings during the last three months.
The labor and economic development committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at 601 W. Jefferson Street.
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