A bill raising the minimum wage in Kansas passed in the House this week but goes back to the Senate for consideration of changes before heading to the governor's desk. The National Federation of Independent Business has opposed the measure, saying the increased cost to employers will result in job cuts. "Minimum-wage legislation is a bad idea, said state Rep. Mike Kiegerl, R-Olathe, who has taught economics at four colleges. "It is bad economics."

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