Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid won’t consider raising the U.S. minimum wage to any level less than $10.10 an hour, though some of his fellow Democrats say they are ready to negotiate a lower amount.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie left the strobe lights home when he resumed his town hall meetings yesterday. The politician, who’s spawned dozens of viral video clips with his confrontations with teachers. lawmakers and even a combat veteran, took it down a notch.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in the first town-hall meeting since a political scandal about traffic erupted in his administration, blamed the federal government for holding up the distribution of billions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy aid.
Boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs, said a new report from Congress’s financial scorekeeper that diminishes chances for an agreement on one of President Barack Obama’s priorities.
As lawmakers under the golden dome of Colorado’s capitol building debated overturning a law limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines earlier this month, Governor John Hickenlooper detailed the economic policies on which he’s staking his re-election.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state will give New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio money to provide universal pre-kindergarten, including classes for more than 50,000 4-year-olds by September, without raising taxes on the rich.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for U.S. government contract workers in the future, fulfilling a promise from his State of the Union address.
Governor Chris Christie, who says rising pension and debt payments threaten to crowd out spending on services such as public safety, risks a ratings cut as New Jersey debates how to tackle unfunded retirement liabilities.
President Barack Obama held two meetings this week plotting strategy to maintain the Senate Democratic majority, while also pitching an issue that could put a vulnerable incumbent at risk: a minimum wage increase.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is maintaining support from some fellow Republicans following new allegations that he was aware of lane closings that intentionally snarled traffic onto the George Washington Bridge.