GovBeat: minimum wage


Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers are about to get a big pay raise

Democrats have hammered out their disagreements in efforts to boost the minimum wage.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Who would be affected by a federal $10.10 minimum wage

Here’s a look at the share of different working populations that would be earning less than $10.10 by mid-2016 without the proposed wage hike.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, minimum wage, newsletter, Poverty, States

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/21/2014

New Mexico session preview: Lowered expectations

A budget surplus takes pressure off the state legislature.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Marijuana, minimum wage, New Mexico, States

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Maryland’s O’Malley will push for minimum wage hike

The governor will use his last legislative session to promote the wage hike.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, minimum wage, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Massachusetts session preview: A full policy plate for 2014

Minimum wage and reforming the state’s unemployment insurance system could be up first.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, gambling, gun control, gun rights, guns, Massachusetts, minimum wage, session preview, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Raising minimum wage doesn’t affect employment, in 3 charts (and 2 McDonald’s meals)

What happens when you raise the minimum wage? Very little, actually.

By Jeff Simon  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Virginia’s new beginnings

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will press Republicans on Medicaid expansion.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid expansion, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States, virginia

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: Maryland, where politics comes first

Politics will dominate as Democrats jockey for position.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Maryland, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Map: The 130 cities where fast-food workers are striking Thursday

The movement to raise the minimum wage has been gaining momentum in states and cities.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, minimum wage

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/03/2013

How D.C.’s proposed $11.50 minimum wage would stack up

It would be higher than that of any of the 50 states.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economics, minimum wage

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Outside D.C., Democrats lead pushes for minimum wage hikes

A patchwork of minimum wage laws is emerging as Democrats push hikes through legislatures and initiatives.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:16 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minimum wage, newsletter, States

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013

$15 minimum wage measure headed for recount

The measure passed by just 77 votes. Now opponents want a hand recount.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, labor, minimum wage, newsletter, seatac, washington

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/06/2013

In tiny Washington town, millions spent on minimum wage bill

Supporters and opponents spent more than $170 per registered voter on a minimum wage measure.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, minimum wage, newsletter, States, washington

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013

South Dakota will vote on minimum wage increase

Democrats and labor unions will turn in enough signatures to qualify the measure for the 2014 ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, labor, minimum wage, South Dakota, States

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/31/2013

New Jersey poised to add a minimum wage hike to its constitution

The measure has a huge margin of support, according to polls.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minimum wage, New Jersey

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Is Seattle headed for a $15 minimum wage?

The leading mayoral candidate wants to dramatically raise the minimum wage.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor, minimum wage, Seattle, washington

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Minnesota legislature likely to raise minimum wage

Minnesota Democrats are likely to try to raise the state’s minimum wage in next year’s legislative session.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minimum wage, Minnesota, States

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 09/12/2013

California’s minimum wage is about to hit $10 an hour

The California legislature will likely vote to make the state’s minimum wage the highest in the country.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:07 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, jerry brown, minimum wage, Rankings, taxes