A $15 per hour minimum wage would lead to $2.4 billion in property crimes, a new paper released Monday argues.
A congressional bill to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 is set for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Businesses from across the state came together in Springfield on Monday to urge the Illinois lawmakers to amend a proposed minimum wage increase to allow for lower pay outside the city of Chicago.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers kicked off three weeks of budget hearings on Monday, and the initial talks focused on a couple of proposals put forward by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Speaking before a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers, Duquesne University economics professor Antony Davies allowed that hiking the minimum wage in the state will have economic benefits for some workers.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) used some fuzzy math on Thursday while making a point on pay gaps at a hearing about raising the minimum wage.
The Illinois Legislature starts in earnest Tuesday and with Democratic supermajorities in both chambers and a Democrat in the executive office, they’ll have to shore up a budget while moving forward with progressive agenda including raising the state’s minimum wage.
In 2019, 19 states are increasing their minimum wage rates, a trend Congressional Democrats hope to continue by also introducing federal legislation to raise the minimum wage nationwide by 2024.
The Washington Post’s fact checker gave Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) a “Three Pinocchio” rating for comments she made regarding the minimum wage and a living wage during a Monday interview.