Senator proposes lowering minimum wage for some - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Senator proposes lowering minimum wage for some

Posted: Updated:

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A state senator is trying for the second session in a row to repeal a component of the state minimum wage law in the Nevada Constitution.

Republican Sen. Joe Hardy of Boulder City presented SJR2 to members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections Thursday. It is the same resolution Hardy sponsored last session that never made it out of committee.

The resolution repeals a constitutional law that requires employers who don't provide health insurance to pay $1 more than the federal minimum wage. Voters adopted the increased wage law by a wide margin in 2006.

Hardy says the onset of the Affordable Care Act makes the increased wage for employers not offering health care to their employees obsolete.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.