Minimum Wage

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

   

As Northwest states debate whether to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 per hour, some adults with developmental disabilities continue to be paid as little as 25 cents per hour.

Oregon lawmakers are rushing to beat a Tuesday deadline for legislation to advance. But there's an old saying around the state capitol: No bill is truly dead until the final gavel falls.

The debate over whether to raise Oregon's minimum wage could be headed to the ballot.

The battle over raising Oregon's minimum wage will take center stage in the state legislature Monday.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Wednesday hinted at a minimum wage ballot measure in 2016. The Democrat said that Washington voters will decide the issue.

Two of the highest priority issues for Washington House Democrats are a $12 per hour minimum wage and paid sick leave.

Democrats in the Washington state House have passed a $12 per hour minimum wage measure. The increase would phase-in over four years.

A panel in the Idaho Senate introduced a bill that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 an hour -- a $2 per hour increase -- by next year. 

Washington lawmakers are considering whether to exempt amateur athletes from state labor laws.

Oregon lawmakers are set to consider a measure that would raise the wage to $15 per hour.

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