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Obama Presses for Higher Minimum Wage

Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state's ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage -- and to accuse Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of prosperity for millions of Americans.

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(Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Do NJ’s Tipped Workers Need a Raise? [AUDIO]

New Jersey's minimum wage for tipped employees has remained unchanged for more than two decades, at $2.13 an hour. A group of Garden State lawmakers wants to give these workers a raise, but they're meeting with resistance.

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President Obama inside a New Britain, Connecticut restaurant for lunch
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Obama: Congress Should Follow New England on Wages

Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November's midterm elections.

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Obama Pitches Minimum Wage Hike With Democratic Governors

President Barack Obama promoted his effort to raise the minimum wage on Friday, declaring in a meeting with Democratic governors that higher pay is not only "good policy, it also happens to be good politics."

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Late Show [2/20]: Should the Federal Minimum Wage be Raised? [POLL]

It’s New Jersey’s ONLY ALL LIVE –ALL LOCAL-ALL NIGHT SHOW, with me, Jersey Guy Ray Rossi – “el rey de la noche” – merely a guy with a microphone, transmitter, and internet connection

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Budget Office: Wage Hike Would Raise Pay for Millions

Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 workers, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.

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Should the Minimum Wage be Raised for Food Servers? [POLL]

To Insure Proper Service – aka Tips. That’s what restaurant servers and bar staff survive on. That plus the meager 2.13 an hour minimum wage they make on top of that.

Do you think it’s enough, or should the state impose a higher minimum wage for restaurant workers – just as the state did through referendum raising the overall minimum wage from 7

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Is the Minimum Wage Ripple Effect Real? [AUDIO]

At the beginning of this month, New Jersey raised the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, and a report by the Economic Policy Institute estimates millions of higher-earning workers in New Jersey and other states will see their salaries raised in order for companies to preserve the wage structure.

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NJ’s Minimum Wage Hike Kicks in Tomorrow [AUDIO]

Roughly 250,000 Garden State residents earning minimum wage will be getting a $1 pay increase beginning tomorrow.

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Income Gap Affecting U.S. Economy [AUDIO]

Income inequality has gradually worsened over the past several years, but the trend doesn't only hurt those at the bottom end. The nation's overall economy suffers as well.

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