Louisiana Public Square - Louisiana and the Minimum Wage
- Aired: 03/26/2014
- Rating: NR
Louisiana is the third poorest state in the country behind Mississippi and New Mexico. It’s also one of five states that haven’t established their own minimum wage laws. The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 an hour. Twenty-one states already have minimum wages above the federal rate and six more states have pending legislation to raise theirs.
Funding provided by The Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting