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Minimum wage stifles job creation; reduce to $7.25

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin reversed former Gov. Steve Beshear's June 8 executive order that raised the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for hundreds of the lowest-paid workers in state government's executive branch and the employees of vendors who signed contracts with the executive branch.

An estimated 800 state workers who already have received pay raises as a result of Beshear's order may keep them, but all new state hires will start at the previously established pay scale, Bevin said. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

"The minimum wage stifles job creation and disproportionately impacts lower skilled workers seeking entry-level jobs," Bevin wrote in his executive order. "Wage rates ideally would be established by the demands of the labor market instead of being set by the government."

Source: Lexington Herald Leader on 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial race , Dec 22, 2015

Replace prevailing wage requirements with Right-to-Work

Labor Law Reform: Our plan will update our current labor laws that currently result in self-inflicted economic wounds. This begins with passing comprehensive Right to Work legislation and eliminating prevailing wage requirements for state contracts.
Source: 2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial campaign website, MattBevin.com , Aug 11, 2015

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