State Senator Proposes Lowering Minimum Wage for Some

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A state senator is trying for the second session in a row to repeal a component of the state minimum wage law in the Nevada Constitution.

Republican Sen. Joe Hardy of Boulder City presented SJR2 to members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections Thursday. It is the same resolution Hardy sponsored last session that never made it out of committee.

The resolution repeals a constitutional law that requires employers who don't provide health insurance to pay $1 more than the federal minimum wage. Voters adopted the increased wage law by a wide margin in 2006.

Hardy says the onset of the Affordable Care Act makes the increased wage for employers not offering health care to their employees obsolete.


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