Oklahoma minimum wage law: Bill prevents cities and counties from passing their own minimum wage hikes.
Oklahoma's Politicians Really, Really Hate the Idea of Raising the Minimum Wage
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April 16 2014 4:19 PM

Oklahoma Forbids its Cities From Passing Their Own Minimum Wage Increases

Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin.

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Oklahoma is very much not interested in this whole raising-the-minimum wage thing, a stance made extra clear as the state enacted a law yesterday forbidding any of its local governments from passing their own individual minimum-wage hikes. So don't even think about it, people of Zeb. From the AP:

Those against the bill also say it specifically targets Oklahoma City, where an initiative is underway to establish a citywide minimum wage higher than the current federal minimum wage. Organizers have been gathering signatures to support raising the city's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Kelly Tunney is a Slate intern in New York City.

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