Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Evil Minimum Wage Hikes on the Election Day Ballot

Alaskans will vote on whether to raise the state minimum wage from $7.75 an hour to $9.75 an hour by 2016.

In South Dakota the wage hike on the ballot is from $7.25 to $8.50. Voters in Illinois are considering a minimum wage increase from $8.25 an hour to $10.00 an hour. The referendum is non-binding but will gauge the political climate for future legislation. If the referendum receives high levels of support, the Illinois legislature will likely move to pass a minimum wage increase next year.

Arkansas has a referendum that would raise its minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2017, and a Nebraska referendum would raise the minimum to $9.00 an hour by 2016.

Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont) and Washington, D.C. have already voted to raise their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour or higher in the coming years.

Residents of some cities are also considering minimum wage hikes. San Francisco has a ballot proposal to raise its minimum wage from $10.74 an hour to $15 an hour by 2018, similar to the increase Seattle passed earlier in the year.

Across the Bay, Oakland voters will decide if the city should raise its minimum wage to $12.25 an hour by March 2015.

(via Jared Mayer)

David Angelo on the Minimum Wage:

1 comment:

  1. They never explain why exactly they have to keep raising it.