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Oklahoma Bans Its Cities From Hiking Minimum Wage

 
Oklahoma Bans Its Cities From Hiking Minimum Wage
Posted April 16th, 2014 @ 11:15am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – An initiative to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma City has been thwarted by a new law banning cities in the state from setting their own minimum wages or requirements for vacation days. A petition being circulated in the city called for raising the local minimum wage to $10.10—the level President Obama is pushing—from the current federal requirement of $7.25, the Oklahoman reports. The coalition behind the petition says it is considering a constitutional challenge to the new law.

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