More Minimum Wage Articles

  • Economist: 2018 minimum wage will be worth $9.25

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a plan approved by the legislature, full-time minimum-wage workers in Maryland will ultimately make about $875 less annually than they would have under the governor's proposed timetable, an economic analyst said. Legislators voted last week to have Maryland's minimum...

  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. That's because more than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the hourly minimum, currently $7.25. Those exclusions run from some workers with...

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban

    Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

  • Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest. At a ceremony in the Capitol's Rotunda,...

  • Seattle group files measure for $15 minimum wage

    SEATTLE (AP) — A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork on Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass an increase without exemptions or delays. The group known as 15 Now...

  • Alaska House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up, while the outcome of a similar ballot initiative would be dependent on the whim of votes. Chenault, R-Nikiski, said most lawmakers...

  • Doug Gansler says raising minimum wage good for Maryland's economy

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler praised the Maryland General Assembly on Monday for giving final approval to legislation that will increase the state’s minimum wage. The law will increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 by...

  • Senate Republicans block paycheck fairness bill at center of Democratic political agenda

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...

  • Bryan Cranston of 'Breaking Bad' urges Obama to use executive orders to build 'legacy'

    Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV's recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama's legacy....

  • Maryland lawmakers approve minimum wage hike

    The House of Delegates voted 87-47 Monday to give final approval to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January.

  • Obama actions test workplace ideas

    Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.

  • Md. Senate advances minimum wage increase

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate advanced a measure to raise the state's minimum wage on Friday, paving the way for a vote as soon as this weekend. The Senate rejected 17 proposed changes to the bill, as supporters tried to make it go further to help low-income workers and opponents...

  • Md. Senate advances minimum wage hike

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to raise Maryland's minimum wage has moved a step further. The Senate gave initial approval to the bill Friday, after rejecting amendments supporters said could have jeopardized the measure's passage in the House of Delegates. A Senate vote could come as soon...

  • Obama spotlights minimum wage in university town

    Will the minimum-wage issue drive Democrats to the polls next November?

  • 18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

    Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses. Voting 248-179, the House passed...



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