WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed September 4, 2013
Grimes Repeats Call for Higher Minimum Wage
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again pushing the idea of raising the minimum wage in order to grow the middle class.
Grimes, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, distributed a news release on Tuesday touting what she believes would be the positive effects of increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Citing a Kentucky Center for Economic Policy report, Grimes said raising the minimum wage would affect nearly 30 percent of working Kentuckians.
The Democratic front-runner, Grimes wants to replace Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell after next year's election. McConnell also faces a GOP challenger in the May primary.