minimum wage http://wkar.org en Senate leader Richardville on minimum wage, road funding, and EAA http://wkar.org/post/senate-leader-richardville-minimum-wage-road-funding-and-eaa <p></p><p></p><p>On the heels of a measure signed into law last evening by Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277--329347--,00.html" target="_blank">Rick Snyder</a>, hourly salaries of Michigan’s lowest-paid workers will go up on September 1st. Whether to raise the state’s minimum wage has been one of the most debated issues so far in 2014, and Senate Majority Leader <a href="http://www.senatorrandyrichardville.com/" target="_blank">Randy Richardville</a> has been closely involved in the discussion. Wed, 28 May 2014 16:21:06 +0000 Mark Bashore 54360 at http://wkar.org Senate leader Richardville on minimum wage, road funding, and EAA Month in Review: April's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-aprils-biggest-news-stories <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-9eac8574-b2b2-e789-4288-e295f5c067c2" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">At the end of every month, Current State takes a look back at the biggest news stories of the previous 30 days. </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">To help us put it in context, <em>Current State</em> talks with the host of Off The Record on WKAR-TV and other Michigan public TV stations <a href="http://wkar.org/people/tim-skubick">Tim Skubick</a>, M-Live Capitol reporter<a href="http://connect.mlive.com/user/joosting/posts.html"> Jonathan Oosting</a>, and editor of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter, <a href="http://www.insidemichiganpolitics.com/About.aspx">Susan Demas</a>. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:08:10 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52977 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: April's biggest news stories Coalition working on minimum wage proposal for November ballot http://wkar.org/post/coalition-working-minimum-wage-proposal-november-ballot <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A coalition of labor and civil rights groups calling itself <a href="http://www.raisemichigan.com/">Raise Michigan</a> has announced its intention to form a ballot campaign committee. It’s a procedural step that could lead to a statewide vote this November on raising the minimum wage, which in Michigan is currently $7.40 an hour. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:50:08 +0000 Current State 48545 at http://wkar.org Coalition working on minimum wage proposal for November ballot Gov candidate Schauer explains push for minimum wage hike http://wkar.org/post/gov-candidate-schauer-explains-push-minimum-wage-hike <p></p><p></p><p>On Monday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate <a href="http://markschauer.com/">Mark Schauer</a> called for Michigan to adopt the highest minimum wage in the country.&nbsp; Currently standing at $7.40 an hour, Schauer's recommended $9.25 an hour would surpass the top existing state rate in Washington by 6 cents. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:41:22 +0000 Current State 45574 at http://wkar.org Gov candidate Schauer explains push for minimum wage hike MSU economist Charles Ballard on the Michigan economy, minimum wage debate http://wkar.org/post/msu-economist-charles-ballard-michigan-economy-minimum-wage-debate <p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:31:49 +0000 Mark Bashore 31223 at http://wkar.org