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$10 Minimum Wage Bill Pre-Filed by Monroe State Representative

A bill that would raise Monroe’s minimum wage to $10 an hour will be heard during the upcoming legislative session.
UPDATE: A major push will be mounted in the upcoming session of the louisiana legislature to raise the minimum wage statewide to ten dollars an hour.

Local State Representative Marcus Hunter also wants the minimum wage raised to ten dollars an hour, but only within the city limits of Monroe.

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce have already come out against the move, the Monroe City Council approved a resolution in December approving the hike.

Hunter says the raise in minimum wage would not only help the City of Monroe, but employers as well.

"We have given the liberty of the increase to the employer. What we're looking at now is the incentive for the employer by way of rebates, credits, coupled with a minimum wage increase."

Two house bills and two senate bills have been pre-filed that would raise the minimum wage to ten dollars an hour.

The session begins on March 10.


Monroe -- A bill that would raise Monroe’s minimum wage to $10 an hour will be heard during the upcoming legislative session.

State Representative Marcus Hunter pre-filed the bill today.

If approved, it would raise the minimum wage within the Monroe city limits to $10 an hour.

The Monroe City Council approved a resolution in December supporting the legislation.

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce are not in support of the bill.

Other bills have been pre-filed in the House and Senate that would raise the minimum wage statewide to $10 an hour.  
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