Branstad says he'll urge state lawmakers to take up minimum wage debate

Iowa's governor says it's something that should be addressed at the state level

Published 10/24 2016 06:55PM

Updated 10/24 2016 06:55PM

After the November election, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says he'll push the state legislature to take up the hot button issue of the minimum wage.
While not offering a specific figure, Branstad did suggest that he favors some type of minimum wage increase from the current $7.25 an hour.
Several counties in Iowa have taken local action to raise the minimum wage, but the governor insists there needs to be a statewide solution.
"I think it would be better to have a uniform statewide wage, it would be my hope after the election to sit down with both houses and leadership and reach an agreement on that," said Gov. Terry Branstad.
Branstad says he knows the minimum wage is a controversial and difficult issue, but it's one he hopes to get Iowa lawmakers to address.

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