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Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

California’s minimum wage increase has cost the state thousands of jobs worth of growth in the state’s booming restaurant industry, according to a recent study by the University of California Riverside. California passed a bill in 2016 to bring the state’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour. For businesses with more than 25 employees, the state’s minimum wage rose ...

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Maryland Lawmakers Want To Increase Minimum Wage By Nearly 50 Percent

The Maryland General Assembly voted Wednesday to approve a state $15 minimum wage, sending the bill to GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for final approval, The Baltimore Sun reports. Hogan has opposed raising the current $10.10 minimum wage by such a large amount, a nearly 50 percent increase. The bill passed Maryland’s legislature with enough votes to overcome an executive veto, all ...

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Almost Three Quarters Of Economists Say A $15 Minimum Wage Is A Bad Idea

Nearly three-quarters of economists oppose raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to an Employment Studies Institute (ESI) study released Tuesday, as House Democrats continue to push the issue in Congress. House Democrats advanced the Raise the Wage Act out of committee Wednesday on a 28-20 party-line vote, priming the bill for a vote on the House ...

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Illinois Nearly Doubles Its Minimum Wage To $15

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $15 by 2025, The Hill reported. Pritzker signaled Thursday that he would sign the bill after it passed the Illinois state House and Senate. “Phasing in the minimum wage over the next six years will put $6,300 a year into the ...

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New Jersey Lawmakers Eye A $15 Minimum Wage

How minimum wage hurts young people

New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy and leaders in the state legislature have agreed on a compromise bill that will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, NJ Advanced Media reports. The bill, if passed, accomplishes one of Murphy’s policy goals while satisfying state legislators that the change, from a current minimum wage of $8.85, will not ...

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Why Not Twenty Dollars? Pelosi And Hoyer Don’t Have An Answer On Minimum Wage

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer could not explain why a $15 minimum wage for all was best for workers after a conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday. At a “Raise The Wage” event in the U.S. Capitol, Pelosi and Hoyer were joined by workers from across the country who believe a $15 minimum wage ...

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Small Business Owners Have ‘Grave Concerns’ Over Democrats Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

House Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that raise the federal minimum wage to $15-an-hour by 2024. Small business owners have “grave concerns” over the economic impact of the bill, Job Creators Network President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz says. A $15 minimum wage could cost the U.S. around 750,000 jobs if implemented, according to Ortiz. Small business owners have “grave concerns” ...

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New York City’s Minimum Wage Increase Is Crushing Small Businesses

New York City skyline

New York City hiked its minimum wage for the third time in three years on Jan. 1 and small business owners are struggling to adapt to the steadily increasing labor costs. New York City’s minimum wage rose to $15 an hour for all employers with more than 10 employees at the start of 2019. Small businesses have set about adapting ...

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Study: Minimum Wage, Welfare Programs May Be Increasing Poverty In Poor Neighborhoods

Does the minimum wage prevent poverty

  by Tim Pearce Minimum wage laws and welfare programs designed to give poor and disadvantaged Americans a boost out of poverty may be doing the opposite, according to the Employment Policies Institute (EPI). University of California, Irvine economists David Neumark and Brittany Bass teamed up with Brian Asquith of the National Bureau of Economic Research to study the long-term ...

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Executive Order on Exemption from Executive Order 13658 for Recreational Services on Federal Lands [full text]

Donald Trump signs tax reform into law 12-22-17

On May 25, 2018, President Donald Trump signed this executive order which exempts guides and other recreational workers who work on Federal land from an Obama order that hiked the minimum wage for all contracted workers on government-owned land. It keeps the increase in-place for those in the hospitality industry. By the authority vested in me as President by the ...

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$15 Minimum Wage? Be Careful What You Wish For..

Last Sunday I took my 3 year old granddaughter to church, when we left she wanted to go to her favorite place, McDonalds. As we walked in something caught my eye, there were 3 stand up computers which are called self-service kiosks with a sign that said, Place order here, with only one girl working the counter where there used ...

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