Month: April 2014

Senate Republicans Block Legislation to Raise Minimum Wage for Millions of American Families

Senate Republicans today filibustered a vote to raise the minimum wage for millions of American families. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow voted to move forward on the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, legislation she cosponsored that would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. While a majority of senators voted to move forward on the bill, Republicans refused to allow consideration of the bill, which would help lift millions of American families out of poverty. ‘Right now, many people working full-time jobs that pay the minimum wage are living below the poverty line,’ said Stabenow. ‘Raising the wage gives a fair shot to people who are trying to provide for their families. It is disappointing that some of my colleagues don’t understand what Henry Ford understood 100 years ago – that when you pay people decent wages, you create customers and you create a middle class. Our economy is not going to work if we have people working full-time jobs are still living in poverty and unable to provide for their families.’ The federal minimum wage has not been raised in five years. Currently, a full-time worker earning the minimum wage only earns around $15,000 a year – approximately $4,000 below the poverty level for a family of three. More than half of those working for the minimum wage are women, and the average minimum wage worker is 35 years...

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Snyder Media Advisory for Thursday, May 1

Thursday, May 1 at noon Calley will offer remarks and present a proclamation declaring May 1 as the Michigan Day of Prayer to the Michigan National Day of Prayer Task Force. Location: Michigan State Capitol 101 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI Bookmark It Hide...

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