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Fort Wayne economist weighs in on the impacts of Indiana's $7.25 minimum wage

The minimum wage will increase in nearly half of all U.S. states this year, including neighboring states like Ohio, Illinois and Michigan.

Indiana will not join that list, however.

Indiana’s minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009.

Indiana passed a law back in 2011 barring cities and counties from changing their own minimum wages, so any change would have to come from the statehouse.

Indiana Senator Rodney Pol introduced SB 366 in July to raise the state minimum wage to $13 an hour, but it was not successful.

Briana Byus of FOX 55 interviewed John Kessler, a senior lecturer in economics at the Doermer School of Business, to get his assessment on the impact on Hoosier workers. View clip by clicking here.