The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. 21 U.S. States Hike Minimum Wage

    They’re ringing in raises today. Across America, new laws are requiring employers to pay more per hour to three million workers who earn the least. Twenty-nine states will now exceed the federal minimum wage of $7.25, which hasn’t budged since 2007. Washington offers the highest statewide minimum wage at $9.47, followed by Oregon at $9.25. Activists say the pay boosts don’t go nearly far enough. New Jersey’s minimum wage rises just 13 cents to $8.38. No one’s breaking out the bubbly for that.

    The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor

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