If one Texas lawmaker gets his way, minimum wage in Texas will more than double.
Rep. Ron Reynolds filed House Bill 194 to increase minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, up from the current $7.25 an hour.
“Raising the minimum wage in Texas to $15.00 an hour will put more money into the pockets of hard-working Texans and is a critical step in creating an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few,” said Reynolds in a release Tuesday.
If approved, it would go into effect September 1, 2019.
Reynolds represents Texas House District 27 in Ft. Bend County.