Minimum wage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming House Defeats State Minimum Wage Increase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-house-defeats-state-minimum-wage-increase <p>Efforts to&nbsp;raise the state minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to nine dollars an hour failed to gain traction in the&nbsp;Wyoming House of Representatives. They voted down the bill Tuesday, 51 to 9.&nbsp; The wage mainly impacts service workers.</p><p></p><p>Cheyenne Democrat Jim Byrd was the sponsor.&nbsp; He said that he was attempting to help people earn a living wage.&nbsp; He also said that it wouldn’t hurt business owners, but it would help the local economy.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:09:50 +0000 Bob Beck 53903 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming House Defeats State Minimum Wage Increase Administration says raising the minimum wage would be good for Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/administration-says-raising-minimum-wage-would-be-good-wyoming <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The President wants to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour.&nbsp; Wyoming’s congressional delegation quickly opposed the idea</span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">,</span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;"> saying it will force Wyoming’s small business community to hire and retain fewer workers.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></span></div><div style="m Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:45:54 +0000 Bob Beck 38165 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Administration says raising the minimum wage would be good for Wyoming Do you think the minimum wage should go up? What effects would that have for hiring or job creation? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/do-you-think-minimum-wage-should-go-what-effects-would-have-hiring-or-job-creation <p>Do you think the minimum wage should go up?</p><p>What effects would that have for hiring or job creation?</p><div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wpmnpr-community-discussion-rules">WPM/NPR Community Discussion Rules</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div><p></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:22:37 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 36827 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Do you think the minimum wage should go up? What effects would that have for hiring or job creation?