By Scott Wartman, The Kentucky Enquirer
As the General Assembly began its session last Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats appeared poised to spar on raising the minimum wage in Kentucky.
Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, has made raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 the top priority in the House this session, which will last until April 15.
Stumbo said that 600,000 Kentuckians work in minimum-wage jobs. The Legislature last raised the minimum wage in 2007.