Committee votes on increase of minimum wage

Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks in the Senate Labor Committee Thursday over a bill to raise the minimum wage in Louisiana. Photo by D.B. Narveson.

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE —The John J. Hainkel Senate committee room was awash in red clothing Thursday where the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee approved on split votes bills that increase the state’s minimum wage and expand the equal pay for equal work law and strengthen enforcement mechanisms.

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