Ohio Lawmakers Aim To Raise Minimum Wage

Posted On March 14, 2018

By Travis Thayer

(Columbus, Oh.) – A group of Ohio lawmakers are aiming to raise the state’s minimum wage.

On Tuesday, Ohio House Democrats introduced a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2025, reports Local 12-WKRC.

The proposed legislation would gradually increase the minimum wage over the next seven years.

House Democrats say the bill would help those who work full-time for minimum wage, who need Medicaid, food stamps or other forms of welfare. Lawmakers believe raising the minimum wage would also be good for the economy and business.

If passed, lawmakers say more than a million Ohioans would receive a raise.

However, the Republican-led House and Senate have not voiced support for raising the minimum wage.