MONROE, La. (AP) — The Monroe City Council wants the Legislature to let the city set a $10 minimum wage. The Monroe Chamber of Commerce wants to know if the move would be legal.

Monroe Chamber of Commerce President Sue Nicholson tells The News-Star ( ) that the chamber has asked the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry to research the matter. The question is whether it's legal for a state law to apply only to one municipality.

Earlier this week the City Council voted 3-2 for a resolution asking Rep. Marcus Hunter to introduce a bill establishing a $10 per hour minimum wage for people employed in the city limits.

Hunter said he would try to get support for similar bills for Ouachita Parish and the city of West Monroe.


Information from: The News-Star,


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