The Colorado legislature has approved a bill repealing a 20-year-old state law that banned cities and counties from enacting a local minimum wage higher than the state’s minimum wage. The bill now heads to Governor Jared Polis, and his signature would make Colorado the first state in the nation to repeal this type of restrictive preemption law. The measure restores the ability of local municipalities across the state to raise minimum wages and align them with local – and often rising – costs of living.Read More
The Website, Next City published an article entitled, Colorado Bill Tries Again to Give Cities Minimum Wage Power on March 20, 2019. LSSC Director, Kim Haddow is quoted as Colorado is trying to pass Bill HB18-1368, Local Control Of Minimum Wage that would allow a unit of local government to enact laws increasing the minimum wage within its jurisdiction.