Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer backs $15 federal minimum wage at event

By Darcy Costello

February 28, 2020

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that there “absolutely” should be a federal minimum wage hike, calling $15 an hour a starting point.

“Are we talking about the ability for our citizens to just survive? Or do we want to create conditions where people can thrive?” Fischer said, at a Washington Post panel event with other officials from across the country. “We’re a long way from thriving.”

The stance is an interesting one, given that Louisville had its own debate about the minimum wage during Fischer’s time in office — when he expressed concern that $10.10 an hour was too high a wage.

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