The U.S. House Thursday passed a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Republicans have vowed to block it in the Senate, but Idaho voters might get to weigh in on the issue next fall.

Nearly every Republican – including Idaho congressmen Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson – voted against the minimum wage hike in the Democratically-controlled House.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s not going to take up the issue.

Rod Couch co-founded the group, Idahoans For A Fair Wage. In a recent interview on Idaho Matters, he says he’s trying to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by getting the issue on the ballot...

Author: James Dawson

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