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  • Living Wage Gets A Hearing
    by Elizabeth Roberts, Utah House Democratic Caucus
    Published - 02/27/14 - 02:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Living Wage
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    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - A bill that raises the minimum wage to a living wage has gained a hearing in the Utah House of Representatives, set for Friday morning at 8:00 am. The bill, HB 73, raises the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.25 and the restaurant server wage from $2.13 to $3.13.

    Representative Lynn Hemingway, the author of the bill, stated, "In our state, no one should work full time and live in poverty. Creating a living wage means more purchasing power for parents and less reliance on the tax payer funded social safety net. We have an opportunity, a responsibility, to take the lead and make sure that our workers across the state can live with dignity and fulfill their American dream. "

    The bill will be heard in Health and Human Services Standing Committee, House Building Room 25, at 8:00 am on Friday, February 28th.

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