- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Linn County supervisors have taken a first step toward increasing the county’s minimum wage.

KCRG-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2bDHBpN ) the supervisors voted Wednesday for a Linn County increase of the state’s current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $8.25 on Jan. 1, 2017. The wage would increase by a dollar in January 2018 and another dollar in January 2019, when it would remain at $10.25 an hour.

Officials must vote twice more at meetings Sept. 6 and 12 before the wage increase would become law.

Polk County also is considering increasing its minimum wage, and Johnson County already has begun a multi-step increase in its wage.

The Iowa Legislature has opted not to act on proposed statewide increases to the minimum wage.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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