An Iowa Senate panel approved a measure raising Iowa's minimum wage to $10 an hour, but supporters acknowledge the proposal has no chance of becoming law.
Burlington Democrat Tom Courtney pushed for the increase from the current $7.25, noting that at $10 an hour someone still would earn only about $20,000 annually.
Ottumwa Republican Mark Chelgren says the move would dry up jobs for young people.
Although the subcommittee of the Senate Labor Committee approved the measure Thursday, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen told reporters he wouldn't allow debate on the proposal in the House, where Republicans hold a majority.
Paulsen says the measure would hurt employers, and he wants to help them create jobs.
San Francisco has the nation's top minimum wage of $10.24 an hour.
Paul Ryan is a Dangerous Pick for Conservatives | RedState
So, Debbie Wasserman Schultz just tripled down on her Twitter idiocy
- Vladimir Putin’s Russia Adopts Concealed Carry
The Problem Isn't Guns Or White Men | Human Events
Here's Trey Gowdy's Scathing Letter to Democrat Elijah Cummings
Ben Carson Is Right On Jews, Guns, And Nazis - Bearing Arms - Ben Carson, Holocaust, Nazis
The truth about gun deaths: numbers and actual solutions