- Associated Press - Sunday, January 26, 2014

Some minimum wage legislation and initiatives in states around the nation:

-Alabama: Proposed constitutional amendment would raise minimum wage by steps to $9.80 on Jan. 1, 2016. Voters would also have to approve the measure.

-Alaska: Supporters of an effort to raise the minimum wage turned in signatures with hopes of getting the issue on the August ballot.

-Arkansas: Supporters hope to gather enough signatures for a ballot proposal in November that would raise the minimum wage by steps to $8.50 per hour by 2017.

-Delaware: A bill would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25, in two 50-cent increments.

-Florida: Bills would raise the rate to $10.10.

-Georgia: Two bills sponsored by House Democrats would raise the minimum wage.

-Hawaii: Lawmakers have filed paperwork on bill to raise the minimum wage.

-Idaho: An effort is underway to get a minimum wage hike on next November’s ballot. The initiative would hike the lowest legal pay in Idaho to $9.80 an hour by 2017.

-Illinois: Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn wants to raise the rate from $8.25 to at least $10.

-Indiana: A Democrat-backed bill to increase Indiana’s minimum wage by $1 was blocked by majority Republicans on a party-line vote.

-Iowa: Bill would hike the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $10.10.

-Kentucky: Bill would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over three years.

-Louisiana: Louisiana’s legislative session begins in March, and a Democratic lawmaker has said he intends to introduce wage legislation.

-Maryland: Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley is backing an increase of $10.10 an hour by 2016.

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