States Raising Minimum Wage

Wanda Rogers attends the watch party.- TOM HELLAUER

MI is the tenth state to approve the consumption of marijuana for fun.

In Missouri, voters approved the minimum wage ballot question by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent.

The minimum wage will now rise from $7.85 to $8.60 an hour starting January 1, and will go up 85 cents a year until 2023, when it hits $12 an hour, with cost-of-living increases kicking in annually after that.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed federal labor law posting service LaborLawCenter, labor law compliance service GovDocs, employee advocacy group National Employment Law Project, and various news outlets to determine the states that will raise the minimum wage in 2019.

Donald Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller and has overseen his probe from the beginning will stay in his post, according to the official. But the former federal prosecutor went from being one of Trump's closest campaign advisers to an outcast.

EU's Divisive Plan to Tax Facebook, Amazon Returns to Spotlight
France will not rest until its plan for an EU-wide digital tax gets approved before the end of the year, the country's finance minister said Tuesday.

Tamera Mowry & Husband Adam Housley's Niece Is Missing After Thousand Oaks Shooting
A police officer with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Ron Helus was one of the victims of the massacre. When speaking to the LA Times , Adam feared the worst and said: 'My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead.

Lewis Prince, state coordinator for Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, says Proposition B is nonpartisan, winning a majority among Republican, independent and Democratic voters.

In Arkansas, the minimum wage will now gradually raise to $11 per hour by 2021. Incomes have stagnated since the Great Recession, particularly among low and middle-income workers. Missouri voters also approved a measure that will increase their state's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. Most states now require employers to pay higher minimum wages than the federal level of $7.25, which is set by Congress and the president; that minimum hasn't changed since 2009. Yet costs for essentials such as health care and housing have surged since then, with inflation reducing its spending power by more than 12 percent, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank. In 20017, annual wages for top earners rose 3.7 percent, but the bottom 90 percent of workers saw wage gains of 1 percent, EPI found. However, the minimum wage has been the subject of much debate within the Missouri legislature for the last several years.

The increase in Arkansas will raise pay for an estimated 300,000 workers (about a quarter of the state's wage-earning workforce).

On the heels of the success of the measures in Missouri and Arkansas, Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards said it was time for his state to consider a similar move. "It's time for a modest increase in LA!"

Related News:

  • Trump administration moves to restrict asylum seekers at border

    Trump administration moves to restrict asylum seekers at border

    Administration officials have said existing U.S. asylum rules encouraged illegal immigration and bogged down legitimate claims. Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project, said they were clearly illegal.
    Netflix Is Making a Pacific Rim Anime Series

    Netflix Is Making a Pacific Rim Anime Series

    InCagaster of an Insect Cage , a unusual disease turns people in a post-apocalyptic world into giant, well, insects. Production will be undertaken by Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment.
    Donald Trump's biggest fights with journalists

    Donald Trump's biggest fights with journalists

    The post-midterm election news conference marked a new low in the president's relationship with journalists. US President Donald Trump applauds during a rally. "I've never seen a president do anything like that".
  • Seven teams interested in trading for Terry Rozier

    Seven teams interested in trading for Terry Rozier

    Now in his fourth year in the league, Rozier is averaging 7.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 22 minutes off of the bench. As of now, the C's are happy with their roster, but their phone lines are hot with teams interested in Rozier.
    Chris Christie floated as Sessions replacement after Trump installs 'acting' loyalist

    Chris Christie floated as Sessions replacement after Trump installs 'acting' loyalist

    Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than comply with Nixon's order. Whitaker now becomes Mueller's new boss and judging by past statements he will be sympathetic towards Trump.
    Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates

    Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates

    Google hasn't announced an official date that it will get wide release but said the API will be available to all developers soon. We've heard that you'd like more controls to ensure that users are running the latest and greatest version of your app.
  • Chrome ad blocking expands to shut down entire websites

    Chrome ad blocking expands to shut down entire websites

    Google defines abusive experience advertising as advertising that tricks users into taking an action that the user did not intend. This week, the company said that roughly half of these unwanted experiences include these abusive ads , justifying the crackdown.
    Google bends to protestors' demands after sexual harassment 'walkout'

    Google bends to protestors' demands after sexual harassment 'walkout'

    Protest organizers said Google publicly champions diversity and inclusion but doesn't do enough to put words into action. The reforms are the latest fallout from a broader backlash against men's exploitation of their female subordinates.
    Republican Donald Trump elected President of the United States of America

    Republican Donald Trump elected President of the United States of America

    In suburban areas where key House races will be decided, voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin. The president also mocked Republicans who did not "embrace" him on the campaign trail , and went on to lose their election races.
  • Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

    Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

    The hospital is in Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. The chamber of commerce in nearby Chico said The Neighborhood Church was being set up as an evacuation center.
    China’s Xinhua unveils the world’s first AI news anchor

    China’s Xinhua unveils the world’s first AI news anchor

    Xinhua said the anchors are available to work 24 hours a day on its official website and various social media platforms . It appears that photo-like facial features have been applied to a body template and animated.
    Helge Ingstad: Warship collides with tanker in fjord

    Helge Ingstad: Warship collides with tanker in fjord

    According to the Norwegian Coastal Administration, a 10-cubic metre helicopter fuel tank on the frigate was ruptured. Norway's emergency services have confirmed the Helge Instad is sinking as there is "no control over the leak".


Most liked

'Multiple injuries' in California bar shooting: Fire department
Ron Helus , a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, who ran into the building after hearing gunshots. Long was found dead in the Borderline Bar and Grill after 12 people were shot to death late on Wednesday.

Texas Judge Releases Nearly All Defendants After Losing Re-Election
The youths were facing a range of charges but at least four of them were facing serious accusations of aggravated robbery. He said it is not unusual for Devlin to release juvenile defendants if they have adequate supervision at home .

Penn State Women’s Soccer To Host Bowling Green In NCAA Tournament Opener
State head coach Tom Anagnost said the players put in the work, believed in themselves and they are good people. With its tournament bid confirmed, NU has the opportunity to achieve some of the goals it set in the preseason.

Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG
Neil Cavuto countered that none of the three men are implicated in anything linking Trump and Russian Federation , as Mueller's original mandate appeared to intend.

Sony releases quieter version of the PlayStation 4 Pro
A new version of Sony's Playstation 4 Pro has been rolled out and it includes one very important improvement: it's a lot quieter. Last year's updated PS4 Pros have CUH-7100 printed on their packaging.

England flanker Curry out of November tests with ankle injury
England coach Eddie Jones believes the introduction of a second referee could be rugby union's answer to dealing with the increasing intensity of the game.

Runaway train set to derail miner's sales
BHP has not reported the matter to the Australian stock exchange as it is not expected to have a material impact on finances. BHP is planning to draw from its stockpiles at Port Hedland as it repairs its rail service, The West Australian reported .

Mass Effect Andromeda finally enhanced for Xbox One X
It's been more than 10 years since we were introduced to the magnificent world and characters of BioWare's Mass Effect series. There's one the big question of what Mass Effect might look like, post-Andromeda.

These Are the Victims in the Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting
On Wednesday night, students gathered for college country night between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to the bar's website. One officer said it had been "quite some time" since there was a shooting of any kind in Thousand Oaks.

Notre Dame moves up to No
MI has cracked the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings for the first time since Week 13 in 2016. Unbeaten Notre Dame moved up one spot to No. 3 and MI jumped a spot after a 42-7 victory against Penn State .

Minister warns of action against Sarkar
In Karnataka too, the film performed well and earned Rs 6.1 crore and beat Rajinikanth's opening day collection of Kabali. The film's collection was equally impressive on the second day with Rs 2.32 crores collected at the ticket window.

Prince Charles’s media month continues with BBC documentary
But William adds that they all want more time with Charles who has a packed royal agenda even as he approaches seventy. Because when he's there, he's brilliant.

AMD details 7nm Zen 2 CPUs at Next Horizons event
The new EPYC " Rome " processor will be one of the first to use Zen 2 CPU cores with up to 64C/128T of CPU power at its disposal. One of AMD's mainstay features is socket compatibility for those that have already adopted previous generation processors.

ESPN Releases 2nd Half Prediction For Cowboys-Titans
Prescott is under contract through 2019, but the Cowboys can begin negotiations on an extension after this season if they choose. Prescott looked for him early and often, but the two couldn't connect enough in the second half, when Tennessee shut out Dallas.

Demi Lovato breaks social media silence after leaving rehab
You have to spend time in one place or another, all that time packing bags 3 days a week here, and 3 days a week there'. An insider said: "Demi is happy and healthy has done a complete 180 since she overdosed".