Wednesday, May 28, 2014

More Evidence That Scott Walker and the Republican State Legislature is Increasingly Out of Touch with the People They Serve

Michigan, in bipartisan move, raises minimum wage. (Reuters, 5/27/2014)

Rick Snyder is not running for President.  The increase in the minimum wage was approved by bipartisan votes in both chambers of the Republican-controlled Legislature. The House vote was 76 to 34, while the Senate vote was 24 to 12.

Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill into law later on Tuesday.

As for what Wisconsin residents say.

Majority of state residents support wage increase, UWM poll shows. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/13/2014)

Start paying attention and voteBut chances of boosting the Wisconsin minimum by nearly $3 are all but nonexistent. Gov. Scott Walker has reaffirmed his opposition to an increase, and a Democrat-backed proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 has gotten no traction in the Republican-controlled Legislature.  (Charles and David don't allow.)

Mary Burke backs minimum wage hike Scott Walker calls 'job-killing'.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/1/2014)

Related posts: 
Earning minimum wage and looking for a place to live? Check the "Dumps" listings! (4/25/2014
Scraping by on $83.65 an hour.  (3/17/2014)
Minnesota legislature looks to boost minimum wage from $6.15 to $9.50 per hour.  (3/4/2014)
The minimum wage:  It's not the same all over.  (2/18/2014)
A border debate on the minimum wage.  (2/16/2014)
The MacIver Institute's Pavlovian response to an increase in the minimum wage. (1/10/2014)
The view from the other side of the counter.  (11/29/2013)
The minimum wage and the poverty guideline.  (11/20/2013)
Most of us don't buy into U.S. Chamber of Commerce handwringing over minimum wage.  (11/12/2013)
A look at the minimum wage.  (9/28/2013)

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