Tagged: minimum wage

Judge: Signatures OK in Arkansas Minimum Wage Case

by Associated Press 10/10/2014 4:34 pm

A special judge appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court says backers of a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage turned in enough valid signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.

KUAR, PBS Look at Minimum Wage Issue in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/10/2014 9:32 am

KUAR's Jacob Kauffman had an in-depth look at a minimum wage issue that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot in Arkansas, which aims to raise the state's minimum wage from its current rate, $6.25, to $8.50 by Jan. 1, 2017, in three increments.

Minimum Wage Amendment Makes the Ballot

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 11:22 am

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has announced the proposed amendment to raise Arkansas' minimum wage will be on the general election ballot in November.

Minimum Wage Group Given 30 Days to Collect More Signatures

by Lee Hogan 7/23/2014 9:22 am

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin says the group attempting to raise the state's minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour did not meet the required number of valid signatures. The group has until Aug. 18 to gather 15,107 more valid signatures.

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas’ Minimum Wage Rate

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas’ minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.

To Raise, Or Not To Raise, The Minimum Wage (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 6/25/2014 3:36 pm

Minimum wage laws have been controversial since they first started gaining traction in the early 19th century. Arkansas voters may have the opportunity to vote on a state minimum wage increase proposal this November.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it’s aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.