new minimum wage http://wamc.org en Survey Says Small Businesses Want A $10.10 US Minimum Wage http://wamc.org/post/survey-says-small-businesses-want-1010-us-minimum-wage <p></p><p></p><p>A new survey of small business owners finds the majority favor an increase of the federal minimum wage.</p><p>It has been widely reported that Republicans contend President Obama's proposed hike to the federal minimum wage would be a job-killer. But that's not how Republican small business owners feel, if a new poll released by the Small Business Majority is any indication.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:56:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 85335 at http://wamc.org Survey Says Small Businesses Want A $10.10 US Minimum Wage POTUS' Call For $10.10/hour Minimum Wage Sparks Debate http://wamc.org/post/potus-call-1010hour-minimum-wage-sparks-debate <p>On the same day he delivered his State of The Union address this week, President Barack Obama announced that he was increasing the minimum wage for federal contractor workers to $10.10 per hour. There’s mixed reaction to the idea...</p><p></p><p>The federal minimum wages stands at $7.25 an hour. Many agree that raising the minimum wage re-adjusts it to 1960s levels; for example, the $1.60 minimum wage of 1968 was worth more than $10.50 in 2013 dollars.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:17:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 82893 at http://wamc.org POTUS' Call For $10.10/hour Minimum Wage Sparks Debate Assembly gives final OK of $135B NY state budget http://wamc.org/post/assembly-gives-final-ok-135b-ny-state-budget <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">New York has its third straight on-time budget after decades of missed deadlines.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:11:01 +0000 Associated Press 60981 at http://wamc.org Assembly gives final OK of $135B NY state budget