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Fort Wayne mayor seeking livable wages for city employees

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – The mayor of Fort Wayne says he plans to examine city employees’ pay to ensure each of them is earning a livable wage.

Mayor Tom Henry said Monday during his annual address to the Fort Wayne Rotary Club that he’s going to look into city workers’ pay because minimum wage isn’t enough for an individual to support themselves or their family in the northern Indiana community. The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that he also said it’s the city’s responsibility to make sure that jobs coming into Fort Wayne offer good pay and benefits to residents.

After Henry’s speech, Rotary Club President Jason Daenens said the mayor’s comments on minimum and living wages are important from an economic standpoint.