March 04, 2006
WEEKEND SPECIAL: MINIMUM WAGE UPDATE AND GRATUITOUS ANIMAL PICTURE
House Bill 4023, which would raise West Virginia's minimum wage in three steps to $7.25 by 2008, passed the WV House of Delegates by a vote of 87-10. It is now triple-referenced in the state Senate. This is a pretty good sign that some senate leaders want it to die. With one week to go in the session, there's still time to make some noise.
There are some limitations in the bill which could easily be amended to cover more workers given the political will. More to come soon.
Photo: despite his opulence, even the regal gentleman pictured here knows that we need to raise the minimum wage.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: STUNNING
by El Cabrero