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12 April 2006

11 April 2006

04.10.06 ME: Minimum wage increase wins by a vote in House -

AUGUSTA, Maine --A proposal to increase Maine's minimum wage to $7 an hour by October 2007 won approval by a single vote in the Maine House on Monday, but further legislative votes are still pending and prospects for final approval are not guaranteed. Af

04.11.06 AR: Huckabee signs law boosting minimum wage

Gov. Mike Huckabee signed into law Monday a bill that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $ 6. 25 an hour, giving Arkansas ’ workers a higher minimum wage than is paid in any surrounding state. The increase was one of several bills adopted by the A

04.11.06 PA/WV: Minimum Wage Developments in Pennsylvania, West Virginia

In Pennsylvania , House Bill (HB) 257, which would increase the minimum wage in two phases, was approved by the state's House on April 5. It would raise the minimum wage from its current rate of $5.15 to $6.25 on July 1, 2006 and to $7.15 on July 1, 2007

04.05.06 AZ: Taxi drivers unite against bill

Taxi drivers are asking the governor to quash a bill that will make them ineligible for workers' compensation in an on-the-job accident. The legislation, House Bill 2478, exempts taxi companies from paying for workers' compensation insurance for its drive

06 April 2006

03.31.06 OK: Petition Calls For Vote On Raising State's Minimum Wage

Oklahoma City (AP) - An initiative petition calling for a statewide vote on raising the state's minimum wage has been filed with the secretary of state. The petition by the group Raise Oklahoma calls for raising the minimum wage in Oklahoma from the feder

04.06.06 ME: House, Senate disagree on minimum wage bill - A.J. Higgins

AUGUSTA - A bill to increase the minimum wage to $7 an hour by Oct. 1, 2007, ran into trouble Wednesday when the House voted 74-66 for an amendment that reduced the increase and delayed its implementation. After defeating an identical amendment presented

04.05.06 AR: Ark. minimum wage increase headed to governor's office

LITTLE ROCK - A bill to increase the state's minimum wage by $1.10 won legislative approval Wednesday, giving workers high hopes they will see an increase for the first time in nine years. The House approved the measure to raise the wage from $5.15 an hou

04.06.06 AR: House OKs minimum wage hike; Senate sends funeral protest bill to governor

LITTLE ROCK - Legislation to increase the state's minimum wage easily passed the House on Wednesday, virtually assuring that thousands of Arkansas workers will get a $1.10 an hour raise this fall. House Bill 1033 by Rep. Benny Petrus, D-Stuttgart, passed

04.06.06 PA: House OKs raising Pa. minimum wage

House OKs raising Pa. minimum wage The $2 hike would bring the rate to $7.15 an hour by July 2007. The Senate backs a smaller pay increase. By Martha Raffaele Associated Press HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's minimum wage would rise $2 an hour by July 1, 2007

04.06.06 AR: Arkansas legislators agree on $6.25 hourly wage

LITTLE ROCK - A bill to increase Arkansas' minimum wage to $6.25 an hour was closer to becoming law Wednesday as legislators largely rejected arguments that a mandated hike could cost the state jobs. The increase from the current $5.15 rate, a 21.4 percen

05 April 2006

04.04.06 MI: Carwash Workers Happy - MI Minimum Wage Rises

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a law raising the minimum wage by $2.25 last week, surprising the Republican State Legislature and raising celebrations among minimum wage workers like carwash employees in the cutthroat Detroit market, a

04.05.06 WV: Manchin Signs Minimum Wage Hike

Gov. Joe Manchin on Tuesday signed into law an increase in the state’s minimum wage, which will rise to $7.25 an hour within two years.

03 April 2006

04.03.06 AR: Minimum Wage Hike Approved By Committee

A committee of the Arkansas state Senate has endorsed a bill to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas from $5.15 per hour to $6.25 per hour. The Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee endorsed the bill Monday on a voice vote. The bill must still b