In no state does the minimum wage pay enough to hit the 30%-of-income standard of affordable housing costs. How many hours would a minimum-wage worker need to work per week to make enough that the fair market rent would be about a third of their income? A lot, from a low of 63 hours a week in West Virginia to a high of 175 in Hawaii

In NO state can a minimum wage worker afford a two-bedreoom unit at Fair Market Rent, working a standard work week. “In one in five American adults worked for poverty-level wages, million of whom earned wages at or below the federal minimum.

Convicted felons in Virginia may determine whether newly elected governor Democrat Ralph Northam can successfully carry out his progressive agenda of a higher minimum wage, gun control and Medicaid expansion.

Liz Peek: Giving felons the vote may make progressives’ dreams come true in Virginia

Convicted felons in Virginia may determine whether newly elected governor Democrat Ralph Northam can successfully carry out his progressive agenda of a higher minimum wage, gun control and Medicaid expansion.

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE ENTIRE U.S.

Raise the Minimum Wage in Virginia!

Virginia Senate Nominee: Minimum Wage Jobs Are Easy, You Get To ‘Play On A Softball Team’ (Updated)

Virginia Senate Nominee: Minimum Wage Jobs Are Easy, You Get To ‘Play On A Softball Team’ (Updated)

Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Beach.   "A minimum wage job is where you learn to get to work on time. It's where you learn th...

GOP Candidate Downplays The Struggle Of Living On Minimum Wage

Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Beach. "A minimum wage job is where you learn to get to work on time.

Republicans have probably had a pretty good election when liberal commentators are excitedly pointing to the results of referenda in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota as the outcomes that really matter. But their argument isn’t entirely risible: In those four states, by varying margins, voters approved modest increases to the states’ minimum wages, which is a big liberal priority. This is proof, some left-leaning commentators contend, that Americans basically like liberal policies…

Dems Aren't Really Winning on the Minimum Wage

Republicans have probably had a pretty good election when liberal commentators are excitedly pointing to the results of referenda in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota as the outcomes that really matter. But their argument isn’t entirely risible: In those four states, by varying margins, voters approved modest increases to the states’ minimum wages, which is a big liberal priority. This is proof, some left-leaning commentators contend, that Americans basically like liberal policies…

Virginia not among states with 2017 minimum wage increase | WSLS

COLUMBUS ( WCMH ) — According to CNN , 21 states and 22 cities will make increases to minimum wages across the country.

Minimum Wage: West Virginia Democrats exempt themselves

Minimum Wage: West Virginia Democrats exempt themselves

People Who Hate The Minimum Wage: Republican West Virginia Senate Candidate John Raese -  When he was running for Senate in 2008, West Virginia Republican John Raese called the federally mandated minimum wage "an archaic system that has never worked," according to Politico.

This Is What It's Like To Work Full Time And Still Be Poor

People Who Hate The Minimum Wage: Republican West Virginia Senate Candidate John Raese - When he was running for Senate in 2008, West Virginia Republican John Raese called the federally mandated minimum wage "an archaic system that has never worked," according to Politico.

Interesting. | Chart from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showing how many hours of minimum-wage work it would take to rent a two-bedroom apartment in different places. The least-affordable states—New York, New Jersey, Maryland, D.C., California, Massachusetts, Delaware, Virginia, Connecticut, New Hampshire—are a disproportionately blue bunch. The impact of high regulatory minimum wages in many of these states is swamped by the impact of excessive restrictions on housing supply.

Minimum-Wage Workers Can't Pay the Rent

Truth be told. In NO state can a 40 hr/week minimum wage worker afford rent for a two bedroom apartment that's less than of their income. How Many Minimum Wage Hours Does It Take To Afford A Two-Bedroom Apartment In Your State?

Last week, the Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state's minimum wage to $8.75 an hour, $1.50 higher than the federal minimum wage. The action is part of a nation-wide effort by Democrats to make a minimum wage increase central to their platform for the midterm elections. The increase didn't effect all workers, though. Democrats exempted many of their own staff from the wage hike. Businesses may have to pay the higher wages, but the legislature will…

WV Dems Exempt Staff from Minimum Wage Hike - Breitbart

With Wins for de Blasio, Minimum Wage and Tea Party Losses, Voters Signal Rejection of Austerity

With Wins for de Blasio, Minimum Wage & Tea Party Losses, Voters Signal Rejection of Austerity

The National Industrial Recovery Act was the first piece of federal legislation to defend exploited miners. It introduced an 8-hour work day and minimum wage for these West Virginia men.

The National Industrial Recovery Act was the first piece of federal legislation to defend exploited miners. It introduced an work day and minimum wage for these West Virginia men.

HATEFUL IGNORANT GOP... Congressman Displays Contempt and Ignorance While Blasting Food Stamp Recipients: Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma (R) displayed a contemptuous attitude towards food stamp recipients and complete ignorance of how the program works when he blasted a couple who was “physically fit” as fraudulent criminals because they bought groceries with an EBT card in Crystal City, Virginia.  His only evidence of fraud was that the couple looked “physically fit”.

GOP Congressman Displays Contempt and Ignorance While Blasting Food Stamp Recipients

Ed Gillespie dismisses minimum wage jobs

Speaking in Virginia Beach, Ed Gillespie says "A minimum wage job is where you learn to get to work on time.Its where you learn the social aspect of work,.

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