Hickenlooper Talks Minimum Wage Hike

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is unsure where he stands on Amendment 70, the ballot initiative that would increase the minimum wage in Colorado. In a recent interview Channel 9 TV in Denver, the Governor implied that he is concerned about the harm the wage increase could have on rural Colorado and small business owners across the state. The governor is concerned that the $12 minimum wage would put undue stress on farmers in the state, by making it difficult to sell their crops for a profit. He also criticized the “Yes on 70 campaign team” for refusing to compromise on wages for tipped employee. The governor argued that increasing the hourly pay of tipped employees is unnecessary, and would be harmful for family owned restaurants and bars in Colorado.

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