Minimum Wage

Government And Politics
4:03 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Oregon Lawmakers Use 'Lateral Pass' To Beat Bill Deadline

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Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 3:55 pm

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.

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Minimum Wage
4:35 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Oregon Governor Supports Higher Minimum Wage

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Friday that she supports a higher state minimum wage.
Office of the Governor

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 4:10 pm

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

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Oregon Minimum Wage
7:01 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Oregon Lawmakers To Hear Minimum Wage Proposals

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Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 5:03 pm

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

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Minimum Wage
3:10 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Inslee Laments Demise Of $12 Minimum Wage Bill, Hints At Ballot Measure

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Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 3:00 pm

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

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Minimum Wage
5:08 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Washington Senate Republicans Hold Hearing On $12 Minimum Wage

Washington Senate chamber
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Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:07 pm

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

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Minimum Wage
5:50 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Washington House Passes $12 Minimum Wage

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Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 5:20 pm

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

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Minimum Wage
4:41 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers Introduce Minimum Wage Bill, But Indicate It’s Headed Nowhere

A view of the Idaho State Capitol from Downtown Boise
Bev Sykes Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 3:05 pm

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. 

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Labor Laws
6:32 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Washington Lawmakers Consider Exempting Amateur Athletes From Labor Laws

File photo of goalie Ty Rimmer of the Tri-City Americans.
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Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 5:06 pm

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

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Minimum Wage
4:16 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Minimum Wage Battle Brewing In Salem

Shaundd Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 4:11 pm

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

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Government And Politics
4:02 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Politics Swirl Around Labor-Backed Minimum Wage, Sick Leave Policies

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Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 3:32 pm

Paid sick leave and a boost in the minimum wage are among the top priorities of organized labor in Washington state this year.

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