The Louisiana House of Representative, House Labor Committee approved SB 700 by a vote of 6-5. SB 700 would set a state-wide minimum wage of $6.15 or $1.00 higher than the existing federal minimum wage. As written, SB 700 has several exceptions. SB 700 now goes to the full House of Representatives for consideration. The full House recently rejected a House bill that would have also raised the state minimum wage.

Here’s an article from today’s Baton Rouge Advocate.