Lexington, KY To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

Nov. 20, 2015

The Lexington Urban County Council in Lexington, KY, voted to raise the city’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 over the next three years, according to CNN Money. The minimum wage will increase to $8.20 on July 1, 2016 and again to $9.15 in 2017. The final raise will occur July 1, 2018 at $10.10 per hour. 

The city’s mayor, Jim Gray, must sign the measure before it becomes law. He announced his intent to sign the ordinance shortly before the council's vote, reports Kentucky.com.

The issue of minimum wage has become part of the dialogue in many cities around the U.S. In September the Portland, ME City Council approved an ordinance that would increase the city’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour beginning next year.