(Des Moines) A state lawmaker says there should be “no pay raises” for elected officials until Iowa’s “working poor” get one first.
Representative Charles Isenhart says he wants state officials to “lead by example on the minimum wage issue”.
“The Governor in fact has offered a bill to raise his own salary by $11,000 a year, or more, as well as the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, and all State Legislators,” said Isenhart. “Some of us think that’s an untimely gesture on his part unless we also raise the minimum wage.”
The Dubuque Democrat says a minimum wage work would have to work thirty hours a week for a year just to earn as much as the raise the Governor is asking for to his salary.
Iowa Radio Network