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Linn County Supervisors approve the second reading of a proposed minimum wage increase.

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Linn County Supervisors approve the second reading of a proposed minimum wage increase. The potential increase would be $1 for three years beginning January 1, 2017. They amended an ordinance prior to the second reading to include language about Linn County's authority and enforcement of violations. A previous provision regarding automatic increases based on the Consumer Price Index was removed during the first consideration back on August 31st.

This does not include a provision for lower youth wages. If this is approved after three votes, the ordinance would raise the current minimum wage of $7.25 to $8.25 as of January 1, 2017. Then, $9.25 as of January 1, 2018. Finally, $10.25 as of January 1, 2019. This would apply within the unincorporated areas of Linn County and within any city or portion of any city within Linn County that doesn't have a conflicting ordinance.

The third vote is set for September 12th at 9 a.m.

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