March 09, 2006

WV MINIMUM WAGE BILL PASSES THIRD COMMITTEE, MOVES TO FLOOR

Late Thursday afternoon, HB 4023 passed the Senate Finance Committee, the third and last major hurdle before it reaches a floor vote. Many observers were skeptical of the bill's chances when it was referenced to three committees in the senate, but evidently strong popular support helped to keep it alive.

Ordinarily hitting the floor is not a positive thing, but this time it is. We're not out of the woods yet, but the major danger now is running out of time before it comes to the floor. This session of the legislature is set to close by midnight Saturday.

Supporters of a fair wage for working people should continue burning incense and votive candles, invoking the Higher Power of their choice, and playing lots of Bob Marley music.

All I know is, if this goes through, the goats are going to be insufferable.


GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: CAUTIOUSLY GRATEFUL

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great news. Go goats! Raise the minimum wage.

Union Maid said...

Here in CT we've gotten the minimum wage up to $7.40. Involved alot of herding, not of goats though, or at least just of the two legged kind found in most state legislatures. So far, the state hasn't collapsed in fiscal ruin. Infact there's an over 500 million $ surplus this year in the state's coffers. Helps to lock up criminal heads of state from time to time, too I suppose. At least it appears so in our state. Good luck! Sounds like great work there in WV!