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Sinema faces blowback for minimum wage vote; long-term damage unclear

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said she still believes the Senate should take up a higher minimum wage, but that didn’t keep critics from lighting into her after her Friday vote to keep the higher wage out of the latest pandemic relief package. Sinema was one of seven Democrats who joined Republicans to reject an amendment to the

National

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package. Four days after the chamber’s parliamentarian said Senate rules forbid inclusion of a straight-out minimum wage increase in the relief measure,

Opinion

Opinion: The Minimum Wage: Who Actually Wins, and Who Loses?

The Biden administration’s “American Rescue Plan,” a $1.9 trillion relief package, has prompted intense debate, especially its proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Although Econ 101-style arguments abound, it’s worthwhile to ask who supports the minimum wage, and why. Both economic theory and empirical research suggest that raising the minimum wage would increase the

Education

Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

House Democrats on Tuesday muscled past Republicans on portions of President Joe Biden’s pandemic plan, including a proposed $130 billion in additional relief to help the nation’s schools reopen and a gradual increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Democrats on the Education and Labor Committee say schools won’t be able to

Opinion

Opinion: Bidenomics Threatens Small Business

Like many Democrats, Joe Biden is full of promises. The Democratic presidential candidate recently vowed to create 3 million jobs in caregiving and early education as part of his “Build Back Better” economic agenda. Investing $1.3 trillion into American infrastructure. Moving the U.S. economy to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Rebuilding the middle class. These are all Biden promises, yet his

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