Minimum Wage Increase Makes the Ballot in Arkansas

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 10:25 am

Arkansans will have a chance to give people making minimum wage a raise this November. On Wednesday the Arkansas Secretary of State certified that ‘An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage’ had enough valid signatures so it would be placed on the general election ballot. It will be issue number 5. If approved by [...]

Minimum Wage Increase Will Be on the Ballot in Nebraska

By: Monday August 18, 2014 1:06 pm

While efforts to increase the minimum wage at the federal level have are basically dead for the moment, some real progress is being made at the state and local level. Not only have state legislatures and city councils moved forward with new laws this year but activist campaigns have managed to put the issue on [...]

Democrats to Push Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives

By: Monday December 30, 2013 12:22 pm

Faced with a tough mid-term election Democrats have decided that increasing the minimum wage is the issue that will help them win the day and are planning to use ballot initiatives as a way to keep it in the forefront. From the New York Times: At the same time, Democratic campaign officials and liberal activists [...]

Minimum Wage Increase Might Be Put on California’s Ballot…By a Conservative

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 11:13 am

This could potentially be one of the most significant, impactful and interesting ballot initiative campaigns next year. A rich California conservative is pushing to have his state lead the way on significantly raising the minimum wage. From the New York Times: Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley millionaire, rose to fame by promoting a ballot initiative [...]

Raising the Federal Minimum Wage Is Extremely Popular

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 1:15 pm

The American people overwhelmingly back President Obama’s call for increasing the federal minimum wage. According to a new Pew Research┬ápoll, 71 percent of Americans would favor raising the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour, while only 26 percent would oppose the move. The idea is not only very popular with Democrats and Independents, but even [...]

Invisible Republicans Don’t Want Voters to Know Their Plans

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 1:34 pm

We’re seeing more and more discussion of the fact that Republican candidates nationwide have basically dropped off the map, relying on advertising and the national mood over retail campaigning and public appearances. As of Friday, Colorado Republican Senate hopeful Ken Buck had gone nine consecutive days without holding a public event and acknowledged to The [...]

Will McMahon’s Minimum Wage Gaffe Be a Supermarket Scanner Moment?

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 5:18 pm

The DSCC has secured an ad buy in Connecticut, where they thought they wouldn’t have to pay attention to the race between Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) and WWE executive Linda McMahon (R). This $250,000 ad buy – with more likely to come – starves other candidates of potential resources. West Virginia, where the DSCC [...]

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