By Kristi Reed
The start of the next session of the Georgia General Assembly is still more than a month away, but several Gwinnett lawmakers have already prefiled bills aimed at increasing the state minimum wage, making HOPE calculations more fair and legalizing certain types of marijuana usage.
District 100 State Rep. Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville), along with State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), has prefiled a bill which, if passed, would increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. The bill — House Bill 8 — would provide for annual minimum wage increases to match the rising cost of living and would eliminate various eligibility exemptions from the minimum wage law. Read more.