The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new poll shows more than three-fourths of Americans support a $9 per hour minimum wage, but don't look for the Republican-controlled General Assembly to boost Indiana's lowest legal pay rate next year above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.
Calumet City resident James Edwards worked for a janitorial supply company for 21 years, until the company lost a contract with the city of Chicago last year.
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Labor Day is a celebration of the incredible contributions of America’s working people. Through sweat, sacrifice and innovation, workers built this great state and nation. And we continue to make it work every day.
SPRINGFIELD | Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s signing of the first of a series of increases in Illinois’ minimum wage.
Leroy Edwards' plea for an immediate increase in the minimum wage — for everyone — was of course right on! But I doubt it will garner much of a response from our illustrious governor.
I feel sorry for Larry Edwards. Seems to me his job should pay more.
Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, the second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren't enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car. So he decided to draw attention to his plight: He walked off work in protest.
My name is Leroy Edwards, I live in DeMotte, and I’m a certified nursing assistant. Even though my job is highly skilled — and I’ve been doing it for the past five years — I make just a little more than the minimum wage, $7.50 per hour.
INDIANAPOLIS | The tough times of the past five years aren't getting any easier for Hoosiers living paycheck to paycheck.
A longtime Gary resident got a chance to shake the vice president's hand and tell him how he has long worried about how he would pay the next electric bill.
Urban League President Marc Morial recently announced his organization’s support for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Though Morial believes the higher wage will assist urban areas like Gary and Chicago that his organization represents, the evidence tells a different story.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are expected to study the structure of Indiana county government this summer with an eye toward establishing a single county executive.
President Barack Obama’s minion came to Gary to tout the raising of the minimum wage to $9. She concluded the result would be a more robust economy. If so, why not raise the minimum wage to $15? Or let’s really gas up the economy and raise it to $25. Or why not $40?
INDIANAPOLIS | Every local government in Indiana is set to lose its authority to regulate most aspects of private-sector employment.
Ana Fletcher, Lowell | "F. The minimum wage is ridiculous. We have to work on so little while they raise their own income when they want, but it doesn't matter to them."
GARY | Raising the minimum wage to $9 from $7.25 per hour would help 15 million American workers better provide for their families and also would stimulate the economy, said an official from the U.S. Department of Labor.
GARY | The U.S. Department of Labor will hold a roundtable discussion Wednesday in Gary on President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's minimum wage will remain at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour after the Republican-controlled House voted on party lines Monday to reject a proposal increasing the state's minimum hourly wage by one dollar.
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