House Finanace Committee

Economy
7:31 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

W.Va. Finance Panel Waters Down Minimum Wage Bill

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The West Virginia Senate Finance Committee has watered down a House bill to raise the minimum wage. The minimum wage would be increased by $1.50 over three years instead of two.
 
Under the bill amended Wednesday, the standard would increase from $7.25 to $7.50 an hour in January 2015, to $8 in January 2016, and to $8.75 in January 2017. Originally the House voted to raise the wage 75 cents each year over two years.

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The Legislature Today
8:30 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Statehouse Reporters Ann Ali & Dave Boucher Discuss The Chemical Leak and Related Legislation

Ashton Marra makes her debut as the Friday host of The Legislature Today and brings us more on the Joint Commission of State Water Resources holds it's first hearing since the January 9 chemical leak at Freedom Industries, the House Finance Committee hears a budget presentation related to senior citizens, and The State Journal's managing editor Ann Ali and The Charleston Daily Mail's statehouse reporter Dave Boucher discuss the chemical leak and related legislation as well as other issues.

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