Take Back Kentucky Legislative Action Alert

Oppose: HB 278: Increase Minimum Wage


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Sponsor(s):               G. Stumbo, T. Riner, W. Coursey, J. Donohue, C. Miller


  • Jan 20, 2016 – introduced in House
  • Jan 21, 2016 – to Labor & Industry (H)
  • Jan 25, 2016 – posted in committee
  • Jan 28, 2016 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • Jan 29, 2016 – 2nd reading, to Rules
  • Feb 01, 2016 – recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
  • Mar 04, 2016 – posted in committee
  • Mar 08, 2016 – reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday March 9, 2016; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) filed
  • Mar 09, 2016 – floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute

Committee:                House Labor and Industry

Timeframe:                 Received additional Floor Amendments, but could post for passage this week on the floor. 

Message is for:           All House Leadership, Members of the House Labor and Industry Committee and YOUR Representative

Message:                     OPPOSE HB 278, there are too many unintended consequences to increasing the minimum wage laws in Kentucky, primarily increased costs passed on to consumers and reduced work force to comply with the increase”

Optional:                   E-mail your  Representative. Example e-mail address: Firstname.Lastname@lrc.ky.gov .

Information:               HB 278 is designed to eventually raise Kentucky’s Minimum Wage to $10.10 an hour. In these hard economic times this sounds like an appealing idea to those that are struggling, especially with the government cause inflation. The problem with inflation is it not only affects the employee but the employer. Reality is, this is just throwing money at the problem and not actually fixing our economy. If increasing the minimum wage worked then why not raise it to $25, $50 or even $100 an hour.

Unintended Consequences

  • Increased costs passed on to consumers
  • Reduced workforce unable to comply with increased wages
  • Resulting in more poverty
  • Resulting in more welfare and dependency
  • Resulting in vote buying
  • Contributing to the economic destruction of a nation.


Need more info check out this video from Economist Walter Williams, especially how this negatively affects minority communities.




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