Stories tagged: "minimum wage"


Ben Carson on the minimum wage
Ben Carson Begrudgingly Admits Minimum Wage Is Too Low

During a recent interview, Carson said it would be “very difficult” to live on $7.25 an hour and that the federal minimum wage should be indexed in order to change with fluctuating circumstances.

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North Carolina Workers Are Fed Up With the State’s $7.25 Minimum Wage

In 2019, Democratic lawmakers introduced at least seven bills to raise the state’s minimum wage, but not a single one received a committee hearing, let alone a vote, in the Republican-controlled legislature.

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We Did the Math. It’s Nearly Impossible to Survive on Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania.

The hourly wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 since 2009. Gov. Tom Wolf is working to change that, despite opposition from state Republicans.

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Minimum Wage Earners in 22 States Are Getting a Raise in the New Year

Meanwhile, the federal minimum wage hasn't increased since 2009.