Raise Recommendation Could Hurt Cities
An increase in wages across the country could impact local municipalities.
The Kentucky League of Cities and Department of local government recently recommended a 7-percent cost of living wage increase for city and county employees.
Morehead Mayor Laura White Brown says that’s the highest recommendation in recent memory, but it currently isn’t possible.
White-Brown says small business in the region are also struggling to match wages with those working in corporate and government organizations, making it difficult for them to remain open.