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Montgomery County’s New Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect

Montgomery County’s minimum wage increases Wednesday to $8.40, the first step of a plan to increase it to $11.50 by 2017.

10/01/2014

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Gov. Quinn To Live Off Equivalent Of Minimum Wage

Gov. Pat Quinn agreed on Sunday to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a Nov. 4 Illinois ballot measure on the issue.

07/27/2014

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D.C.’s New Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect Today

D.C. workers are celebrating today, as the city’s minimum wage increases from $8.25 to $9.50 per hour.

07/01/2014

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Minimum Wage in D.C. to Increase on July 1

Employers and workers in the District are preparing for an increase to the minimum wage, which raises to $9.50 per hour on July 1.

06/17/2014

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Vote Coming on Bill to Crackdown On Underpaying Employers

A bill would enhance penalties for employers who pay their employees illegal wages or less than what they agreed to pay.

06/03/2014

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that he supports an increase in the country’s minimum wage, noting his own break from many other Republicans who oppose such a hike.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Romney Says He Supports Raising The Minimum Wage

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that he supports an increase in the country’s minimum wage, noting his own break from many other Republicans who oppose such a hike.

05/09/2014

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O’Malley Signs Minimum Wage Increase Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed a measure to increase the state’s minimum wage in steps over several years.

05/05/2014

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said that she supports raising the minimum wage in the state of California to $26 an hour, adding that she doesn’t think such a hike would hurt small business owners.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

California Rep: Raise State Minimum Wage To ‘$26 An Hour’

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said that she supports raising the minimum wage in the state of California to $26 an hour, adding that she doesn’t think such a hike would hurt small business owners.

05/05/2014

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GOP Blocks Democrats’ Minimum Wage Try In Senate

Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s economic plans and ensuring the issue will be a major feature of this fall’s congressional elections.

04/30/2014

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Economist: 2018 Minimum Wage Of $10.10 Will Be Worth $9.25

An economic analyst says timetable changes made to Maryland’s minimum wage increase bill will mean $875 a year less in a full-time worker’s yearly earnings, compared to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original plan.

04/18/2014

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