Indiana Discusses Minimum Wage

Indiana ISN'T likely to follow the lead of four states which voted last week to raise the minimum wage. Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota are all Republican strongholds, but they all passed binding mandates last week to increase the minimum wage. However, Indiana doesn‘t legislate by referendum. Democrats say they plan to propose an increase in the upcoming General Assembly, but Senate Pensions and Labor Chairman Phil Boots says those bills wont go far.  The Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota votes leave 24 states which adhere to the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour, including Indiana.