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05 April 2006

04.05.06 TN: Senate Panel Votes to Up Minimum Wage

Two Republican state senators broke ranks with their party by not voting against raising the minimum wage Tuesday, allowing the Democratic-backed proposal to proceed. While the debate on raising the minimum wage from the federally mandated $5.15 an hou

22 March 2006

03.22.06 TN: Lawmakers debate workers’ base wage - Wednesday, 03/22/06

The General Assembly is currently debating whether Tennessee should have a higher minimum wage than the federal standard. The federal minimum wage is $5.15 an hour and state lawmakers are considering raising the state’s minimum wage to $6.15 an hour.

09 March 2006

03 March 2006

Tennessee legislators pushing to raise minimum wage

Thursday, March 02, 2006 By HANK HAYES Times-News A group of Tennessee Democratic lawmakers announced Wednesday they would push legislation to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour into the $6 to $7 per hour range...

02 March 2006

Democrats propose legislation to increase minimum wage on Southern Standard

Tennessee does not have a state minimum wage. The federal wage was last raised in 1997 from $4.25 to $5.15, an amount state lawmakers say is not enough, especially for single parents...

01 March 2006

Minimum Wage Hike Debate Hits State

February 28, 2006 By Judith R. Tackett, 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

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