STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators voted to increase funding designed to produce jobs.
The House voted 73-59 for the jobs and economic development bill that for the next two years provides $100 milli... Posted on 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
June marks the 100 year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And, while there is nothing new about low-wage work -- we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage workforce: It could have been a thing of the past.
Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project
, June 10, 2012
A study released by the Department of Labor and Industry estimates
95,000 Minnesota workers were paid $7.25 an hour or less during the year
ending July 2010; this represents 6.6 percent of the 1.45 million hourly
workers in the state.
Fitting with the holiday spirit, Douglas County commissioners handed out decisions aplenty Tuesday, including one that may leave some county employees feeling like they got a lump of coal in their fiscal stocking.
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