Idaho legislators are moving forward with a measure that would ban local governments from increasing the minimum wage, reports AP.
House Bill 463 prohibits local governments from instituting ordinances to raise the minimum wage, while banning similar ballot initiatives. The House Business Committee voted along party lines Monday in a 14-3 vote to approve the ban, but it must now clear both chambers before it lands on Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s desk.
I always like to see government bodies battle each other when it's about slowing the expansion of the government. This move by Idaho legislators is particularly heroic given the evil unemployment that is created among the least productive members of society by minimum wage laws.