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GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. As part of what he termed a “year of action,” the president also made it clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, states, cities, counties and b…

October 14, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- Minimum wage

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Minimum wage.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

CHICAGO | A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody.

September 04, 2014 6:43 pm
WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner supports asking voters about minimum wage

ROANOKE, Ill. | Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he supports letting voters weigh in on whether Illinois' minimum wage should be increased.

June 25, 2014 11:32 am
Region senator skeptical of Pence tax conference

Region senator skeptical of Pence tax conference

INDIANAPOLIS | The top region Democrat on the State Budget Committee isn't expecting much good to come Tuesday from Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference.

June 23, 2014 5:30 pm

Quinn approves minimum wage ballot question

CHICAGO | Illinois voters will get a chance to voice their opinion on raising the minimum wage under a ballot measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday.

June 22, 2014 9:15 pm
Maximum wage would help boost minimum pay

Maximum wage would help boost minimum pay

Let me begin here noting that this letter is not a funny joke, so please, readers, no belly laughs. 

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS | As cities across the country increase the minimum wage businesses must pay their employees, Northwest Indiana communities won't be joining the trend — it's illegal.

June 18, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Dems hope party's inclusiveness appeals to Hoosier voters

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Democrats are optimistic they will add to their legislative delegation and win control of the three state offices on the November ballot by promoting themselves as the political party for all Hoosiers.

May 31, 2014 7:06 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage should have reasonable increase

GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage should have reasonable increase

This July, it will be five years since the national minimum wage has increased. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Of course, each state has the right to legislate it up from that amount. Indiana has kept it at the federal level.

May 30, 2014 10:45 am

Minimum wage question headed for ballot

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate endorsed a plan Tuesday to ask voters if they support raising the minimum wage.

May 28, 2014 4:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

I felt a brief surge of hope a few weeks ago about Congress. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. B…

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Madigan advances minimum wage ballot question

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Weeks after it became clear Illinois Democrats were struggling to find the necessary votes for legislation to increase the state's minimum wage, House Speaker Michael Madigan began advancing the issue by another route, in a move laced with political calculation.

May 16, 2014 3:18 pm
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May 08, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Teens can give back through time, talent

YOUNG VOICES: Teens can give back through time, talent

As a high school student hoping to capture a decent part-time job this summer, I realize I will more than likely be making minimum wage. As long as I can take some of the burden off of my parents when it comes to things like gas money, my Barnes & Noble book buying addiction, or saving f…

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

IU boosts lowest wage it pays by $1 per hour

INDIANAPOLIS | Some 8,750 of Indiana University's lowest-paid employees are getting a raise July 1.

April 10, 2014 11:21 am

Madigan says minimum wage hike has strong support in House

SPRINGFIELD | In a sign Democrats are sticking to their 2014 election playbook, House Speaker Michael Madigan signaled Tuesday a minimum wage increase could be on the horizon in Illinois.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Pence expects business tax cuts to produce new jobs

GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which he believes still will lure companies to Indiana and help existing Hoosier employers grow.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
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