- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SOLON, Iowa (AP) - The Swisher City Council has taken its first step toward keeping its minimum wage at the state level.

The council voted 3-1 on Monday night to opt out of the county wage hike ordinance and keep the minimum at the state rate of $7.25 an hour. The council will need to take a second and perhaps a third vote to keep the city in line with the state.

Last month the Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal that raises the county’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 in three increments of 95 cents. Cities inside the county have the option of passing an ordinance exempting them from the new county rule.

The Solon City Council did so on Sept. 16.

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