INDIANAPOLIS – This week, State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) filed a bill to support Hoosier workers and their families. Her bill, SB 214, would increase the state minimum wage to $11.12 an hour. It would also eliminate the tip credit in determining the minimum wage paid to a tipped employee.

“Median incomes in Indiana have consistently been down year after year. Basic costs for working families, such as housing and childcare, have increased five times as fast as incomes since 2009. Hoosiers deserve a living wage to afford their rent, put food on the table and take care of their children. Over 600,000 Hoosiers would immediately feel the positive effect of an increase in the minimum wage. That is why I’m filing this bill, to support Hoosier workers and their families. If raising the state minimum wage to a living wage will help our families thrive, then I believe it’s an easy decision for the legislature to make this session.”