$21 an hour EDGE minimum wage proposal goes down in council vote

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 19, 2021 7:07 PM CT | Published: October 19, 2021 7:04 PM CT

The higher minimum wage for EDGE tax break incentives was well short of seven votes Tuesday, Oct. 19, on the Memphis City Council. Opponents of the measure defeated a move to delay the outcome but there may still be some life left in the call for higher pay for tax breaks.


Memphis City Council Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) minimum wage Martavius Jones Chase Carlisle

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