I learn something new every day.  I just learned that Alabama is one of only states in the country that hasn’t set its own minimum wage.

What makes the federal government think that $7.25 an hour is a living wage anyway.  Federal employees don’t make minimum wage. I’m willing to bet that you can’t find a federal employee that would be willing to work for minimum wage.

Alabama State Representative Darrio Melton (D –Selma) announced that he is planning to pursue legislation that would gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $9.80 an hour over the course of three years.

He introduced this bill last year but the measure died. Read more at AL.COM