House Approves Measure To Limit Minimum Wage - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS: Politics

House Approves Measure To Limit Minimum Wage

Posted: Updated:
The bill now returns to the Senate where it has previously passed. The bill now returns to the Senate where it has previously passed.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 68-22 in favor of a bill to prohibit municipalities in the state from establishing a mandatory minimum wage or number of vacation or sick days.

Republican Representative Randy Grau of Edmond said the legislation prevents higher minimum wages in different parts of the state, which said could harm consumers and businesses and could drive up inflation.

2/25/2014 Related Story: Oklahoma In Middle Of Minimum Wage Debate

Those opposed to the bill said state government shouldn't legislate decisions that should be left up to individual communities across the state. Like building codes and zoning, opponents say the decisions should be left up to individual municipalities and that communities can best govern themselves.

The bill now returns to the Senate where it has previously passed.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive

Featured

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:00:25 GMT
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.More >>
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...More >>
  • Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

    Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:00:16 GMT
    Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian...More >>
    Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.More >>
  • Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:56:25 GMT
    Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll continue blocking confirmation of a series of State Department nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.More >>
    Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.