LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor says he opposes legislative efforts to scale back a minimum wage hike that voters approved last year, a day after a panel endorsed proposals adding exemptions to the increase.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson told members of the Political Animals Club on Wednesday that he believes legislators shouldn't change the voter-backed initiative that gradually raises the state's minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021. Arkansas' minimum wage increased from $8.50 an hour to $9.25 in January under the measure.