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01 March 2006

Minimum Wage Hike Debate Hits State

February 28, 2006 By Judith R. Tackett, jtackett@nashvillecitypaper.com Tennessee is one of only six states without a minimum wage law, a fact that state legislators are now addressing. The minimum wage in the state currently follows the national f

NM Minimum Wage Warriors Won’t Give Up :: ILCA Online :: Making Labor Media a Force to Be Reckoned With

Albuquerque, NM - They may have been rejected at the Roundhouse, but those who want to raise the state minimum wage aren’t giving up. They’re taking their campaign to local governments - and there are still rumors Governor Richardson will call a speci

27 February 2006

KOTV - The News on 6 - Minimum Wage Bill Clears State Senate Committee

February 27, 2006 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A Senate committee on Monday narrowly approved measures that would allow voters to decide on raising the minimum wage and permitting collective bargaining for municipal employees. The measures now go to the full Sen

The Call - News - 02/14/2006 - Lawmakers skip tradition to beat minimum wage bill deadline

PROVIDENCE -- Breaking with General Assembly tradition, the Senate last week sent the House version of the bill raising the minimum wage to the governor before the House passed the Senate version of the same legislation.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006, 7:05:34 AM By Steve Nicoles (Cedar Rapids – KCRG) -- Iowa is one of 32 states that match the federal minimum wage of $5.15 an hour but that could change if state lawmakers pass one of a number of bills aimed at raising

The Call - News - 02/15/2006 - Carcieri bows out of battle over minimum wage

PROVIDENCE -- Gov. Donald Carcieri is throwing in the towel in the fight over increasing the minimum wage. Carcieri announced Tuesday that he will not veto the minimum wage bill after all, bowing to the reality that the General Assembly would have ove

Group wants minimum wage increase on the ballot

Holly Doyle, News 3 Reporter February 13, 2006 - 7:22PM (NEWS 3) - Michigan Needs A Raise. That's the name of a group launching an effort to raise the minimum wage in Michigan from $5.15 an hour to $6.85. The goal is getting it on the ballot. All

OK - State House panel says no to minimum wage increase of $1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a straight party-line vote, a state House committee Wednesday rejected a proposed $1 increase in Oklahoma’s minimum wage supporters said would help fight poverty in the state...

Some Alabama substitute teachers make close to minimum wage

February 27, 2006 Substitute teachers in Alabama make as little as 37-dollars a day, a figure close to the federal minimum wage of five dollars and 15 cents an hour for a seven-and-a-half hour work day...

Md. Considers Yearly Minimum Wage Increase

Feb 25th - 12:04pm Gene Kuleta WTOP Radio ANNAPOLIS - Workers earning minimum wage in Maryland may get a pay raise -- every year. State lawmakers are talking about increasing the wage yearly to keep up with inflation.

Huron Daily Tribune - News - 02/24/2006 - Minimum wage hike focus of Dems’ town hall meeting

Megan Frounfelter, The Huron Daily Tribune BAD AXE — The Huron County Democratic Party discussed the benefits of increasing Michigan’s minimum wage during a town hall meeting on Thursday. Advertisement A citizen’s group, Michigan Needs a Raise,

23 February 2006

South Dakota: Gov. urges lawmakers to raise minimum wage

PIERRE — In his first major election-year address, Gov. Mike Rounds told state lawmakers Tuesday that South Dakota should raise the minimum wage and get tougher on methamphetamine manufacturers and sex offenders. Acknowledging that a balance would ha

Kentucky: Minimum wage bill's fate iffy

Covington Car Wash employee Jerry Leopold says he could rent an apartment instead of staying in a friend's basement if Kentucky lawmakers raised the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $6.50. "Oh, yes, I would love that," said Leopold, 50. But Leopol

Facing South: New Fed Reserve Chair: Higher minimum wage OK

Building on the successful 2004 ballot initiative in Florida, advocates for workers are pushing to pass minimum wages increases across the country, including here in North Carolina. 17 states have already boosted their state minimum pay above the federal

Missouri lawmakers bring up idea of raising minimum wage

Sunday, February 5, 2006 Colette LeFebvre Missouri lawmakers have proposed a bill that would, if enacted, raise the state's minimum wage from $5.15 to $5.70 per hour, and it doesn't end there. The proposal by state lawmakers would raise the minumum wa

Michigan: Unions have business over barrel on minimum wage

February 22, 2006 Still getting by on $5.15 an hour? You won’t be for much longer. State Democrats and the labor unions are corralling an obstinate business community into making a decision they’ll be forced to live with for years to come: Do y

Capitol Weekly: Ballot initiative would boost minimum wage while reducing overtime

Thomas Hiltachk filed the "Fair Pay Workplace Flexibility Act of 2006" with the Attorney General on Feb. 10. If it makes it to the ballot and is passed by voters, it would lift the state's minimum wage from the current $6.75 to $7.25 on July 1, 2007, a