Don’t sign flawed minimum wage bill


An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is being urged by liberal groups to sign a bill he has good reason to believe was not what West Virginia legislators intended.

As we reported last week, a bill to increase the state-required minimum wage was approved overwhelmingly by both the state Senate and House of Delegates. No doubt most lawmakers believed it would increase pay for Mountain State residents covered by existing minimum wage laws.

But wording of the bill may have been flawed. Tomblin and lawmakers have been told it would expand minimum wage coverage dramatically…

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