It is imperative that Kansas catches up to many other states that have already raised the minimum wage above the federal standard of $7.25. We would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. This wage increase would not only help those families and individuals struggling to make ends meet on the current minimum wage, it will also help local businesses as people in the communities will have more disposable income. All around, a higher minimum wage means a happier people and a healthier economy.