Minimum wage

Legislative
6:09 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Wyoming House Defeats State Minimum Wage Increase

Efforts to raise the state minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to nine dollars an hour failed to gain traction in the Wyoming House of Representatives. They voted down the bill Tuesday, 51 to 9.  The wage mainly impacts service workers.

Cheyenne Democrat Jim Byrd was the sponsor.  He said that he was attempting to help people earn a living wage.  He also said that it wouldn’t hurt business owners, but it would help the local economy.

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News
4:45 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Administration says raising the minimum wage would be good for Wyoming

The President wants to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour.  Wyoming’s congressional delegation quickly opposed the idea, saying it will force Wyoming’s small business community to hire and retain fewer workers.   But the U-S Labor Department’s Seth Harris says his office has studied minimum wage hikes extensively and he says such an increase would help the economy, not hurt it.

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Topic of the Week
8:22 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Do you think the minimum wage should go up? What effects would that have for hiring or job creation?

Do you think the minimum wage should go up?

What effects would that have for hiring or job creation?

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