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Bill seeks to stop cities from regulating minimum wage

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Minimum wage is an important discussion, but it should happen at the state level, Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, said this week.

He’s sponsoring Senate Bill 6307, which would prohibit cities and counties from enacting laws to regulate minimum wage, hours and other private-employee considerations.

The bill would not set a minimum wage but would reserve that action for the state.

“We’re already way too complex when it comes to the way our businesses must operate,” Braun said. State lawmakers should…

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