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Veto Minimum Wage Measure

March 22, 2014

If an attorney at a prestigious law firm is right, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has no choice but to veto a bill most legislators thought was a simple measure to increase the minimum wag....

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uglyassmf

Mar-23-14 5:42 PM

balance..there is no balance..cap wages but don't cap inflation or profits..there is no sensible balance there. Especially if you want to eliminate safety net programs and health care. You can't have it both ways. Make up your mind. 50% of the population socialist? Rather have employer based health care? don't want a government health care plan but don't want to force employer to provide? Once again..you can't have it both ways. Make up your mind. My opinion is minimum wage needs a fair catch up. 15 an hour..no way. Define an entry level job and sure..have a lower rate for it. but define it. Standing at a cash register for 32 plus hours a week is not entry level. Once again..make up your mind. Can't have it both ways.

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wvhoopie

Mar-23-14 10:07 AM

$38k a year is a lot of money? LOL! PA gets more than double that!

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dyingov

Mar-22-14 9:42 PM

hoopie, WV representatives make about $38,000 per year counting per diem and special sessions. About 90 days of work per year! The median HOUSEHOLD income in WV is $40,000 per year for 280 days of work! You always been so foolish? LOL

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daWraith

Mar-22-14 6:49 PM

Droopie, WV legislators get $20,000 per year and $131 a day per diem.

CA gets $95,291 per year and $142 per day per diem.

But NH get $200 a year and ZERO per diem, NM get ZERO per year and $154 a day per diem, Texas $7200 a year and $131 PD, etc, etc,

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wvhoopie

Mar-22-14 4:23 PM

wvhoopie2, where did you get that information? WV legislators aren't paid very much at all. But hey, what do facts matter.

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wvhoopie2

Mar-22-14 12:07 PM

WV have some of the best paid legislature in the USA. The people do not make much but our legislatures do and you still can make all the mistakes the public pays for. Remember tell your kids to grow up to be a politician or government worker like Ole Gus McGrew. Time for a change and audit.

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TrollSlayer

Mar-22-14 10:28 AM

WVUGEO "Translation: 'We got ours. You peons go pound salt. We don't want our servants getting notions, or being able to provide for and educate their children well enough that they can compete with ours.'"

Translation: WAAAAAAAAHHH!

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TrollSlayer

Mar-22-14 10:26 AM

ChokingWackadoodle "With Liberty and Jim Justice for all."

In the 2012 election cycle, WV Billionaire Jim Justice donated almost $100,000 to Demorat candidates and Democrat election committees. Zero to Republican candidates and committees. Which bought him millions in tax breaks from West Virginia’s Demorat-dominated Government.

And you thought your vote counted. LOL

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WVUGEO

Mar-22-14 7:38 AM

The gist: "expand(ing) overtime pay for workers such as firefighters and police officers (would be a) terrible mistake". Translation: "We got ours. You peons go pound salt. We don't want our servants getting notions, or being able to provide for and educate their children well enough that they can compete with ours."

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lee2350

Mar-22-14 7:02 AM

The current overtime laws are outdated. For the employees who don't mind working over an 8 hour shift or a 40 hour week they may not be permitted because of the time and a half requirement. Some jobs such as plowing snow many require a 12 hour day here and there. (The work cant wait until tomorrow) workers do not deserve extra pay and higher wages unless they earn it. The slackers will profit most from any min wage hike, If an employee is a hard worker they will be rewarded in one way or another and if all else fails there is enough blood sucking attorneys out there to make sure a business is held accountable

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