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Minimum wage bill to stir Idaho legislature in January 2017

Targets $12 minimum wage by 2019
Posted at 10:34 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 00:39:31-04

Idaho Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb (D) Boise says she'll be cosponsoring a bill with House Representative Mat Erpelding in the Idaho legislature targeting a $12/hr minimum wage by 2019. 

The minimum wage for some 20,000 Idahoans lies in the balance of whether the bill becomes law.

Recent attempts to raise the Idaho minimum wage have failed, falling along party lines. 

Republican Representative John vander Woude says the minimum wage is a "starting point" and was never intended to be a living wage.