House passes bill to take minimum wage off ballot

Apr 15, 2014 Full story: Homer Tribune

The Alaska House of Representatives, in a blatant political maneuver designed to deny Alaskans the opportunity to vote on the already-approved voter initiative to raise the state's minimum wage, passed HB 384 by a very close vote of 21-19 the evening of April 13. The House Majority leadership introduced HB 384 through the Rules Committee on April ... (more)

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#1 Apr 17, 2014
Cronyism at it's finest. Labor wants cheap workers, line the pockets of cheap pols, and no "Raises" for the poor.
seven dollars an hour isn't enough to pay the rent, let alone buy food, put gas in the car, or get good clothes for the children.
What's the response to this? "Quit whining and get a better job." Yeah, like it's all that easy. I've been to college, and have training in four different fields. I can't find work, and I have four options. What chance does the guy who only knows labor have? One, and employers would rather give those jobs to out-of-staters.

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