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Minimum Wage Gap Grows Wider Between States

Many workers around the country won’t be as lucky as the ones in Washington state, which is raising its salary minimum even though it already has the highest state baseline in the country. Workers one state over — in Idaho — will make nearly $2 per hour less in 2013.

12/31/2012

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Labor Group Pushes for Illinois Minimum Wage Increase

Another push to raise Illinois’ minimum wage is planned for the Veto Session after Thanksgiving.

11/15/2012

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Missouri Minimum Wage Rising in 2013

Missouri’s minimum wage will rise by a dime to $7.35 an hour in 2013.

11/13/2012

Groups Drop Bids To Get Initiatives On Missouri Ballot

The groups, Missourians for Responsible Lending and Give Missourians a Raise, announced Monday morning there wasn’t enough time to meet the Sept. 21 deadline.

09/03/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Middle Class Economic Plan: Work More, Make Less

Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.

09/03/2012

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Missouri Judge to Hear Lawsuits Over Ballot Measures

The judge will consider whether initiatives that call for increasing the minimum wage and limiting payday loans qualify for the November ballot.

08/21/2012

Decision Expected on Missouri Ballot Measures

Among the proposals are increases in Missouri’s minimum wage and higher tobacco taxes.

08/07/2012

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High Court Reviews Mo. Ballot Initiatives

Initiatives include whether to raise the minimum wage, increase tobacco taxes and limit interest rates on payday loans.

06/25/2012

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Illinois Could Set Minimum Wage Record

Small businesses aren’t happy about a proposal to increase Illinois’ minimum wage.

05/17/2012

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Illinois Committee OKs higher minimum wage

The state Senate’s Executive Committee approved the plan 9-5

05/16/2012

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