Minimum Wage Law

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Lawmakers and the governor will try to close an overtime loophole in the state's new minimum wage law; otherwise thousands of employees may be out of work.

When lawmakers enacted a hike in the state's minimum wage they made a mistake which will force some employers to pay overtime to their employees and those businesses, including auto dealerships, nurses, and some broadcast reporters, say they can't afford that.

That's why talks are underway to close the loophole but the governor wants to link that bill to a new Merit Scholarship program and she has support from the senate GOP leader to do that. All this should come to a head on Wednesday with the governor telling NEWS 10 she is confident the issues will be resolved.