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North Dakota Doesn’t Need a Patchwork of Minimum Wage Laws

North Dakota Doesn’t Need a Patchwork of Minimum Wage Laws

I don’t think we need minimum wage policy. It amounts to a tax on young and low skill labor. Far from helping those at the bottom of the career ladder, it increases the cost of employing them and giving them the job experience and training necessary to move up that ladder. That doesn’t help them.

Podcast: Senate Candidate Paul Schaffner Has Little to Say About Conviction for Soliciting a Prostitute

U.S. Senate candidate Paul Schaffner was on my radio show today. You may remember me writing about Schaffner announcing, and then withdrawing, a similar campaign late last month. In that post I noted Schaffner’s conviction last year for soliciting a prostitute. I asked him about it today, but he said he couldn’t talk about it

There May Be a Lot of Left Wing Initiated Measures on the Ballot This Election Cycle

Earlier today I wrote about a proposed ballot measure which would raise North Dakota’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. That’s a proposal near and dear to the hearts of North Dakota progressives, but it’s not the only initiated measure coming from the left which may be on ballots this election cycle. There are also:

Video: Bill Sponsor Warns of “Serfdom and Slavery” as Minimum Wage Legislation Is Defeated

HB1263, introduced by Rep. Marvin Nelson, a Democrat from Rolla, would do two things: Raise North Dakota’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.25 per hour on January 1, 2018. Mandate automatic, annual increases in the wage at the rate of inflation. Not surprisingly, the legislation got a cool reception from North Dakota’s lawmakers.

Rep. Nelson: Minimum Wage Hike Needed Because Business Aren’t Paying Workers Enough to Survive

State Rep. Marvin Nelson wants to increase North Dakota’s minimum wage because he’s “tired of paying other people’s wages” he told me today during an interview on my radio show. He’s introduced legislation to do just that, sponsoring HB1263 (PDF) which would raise the wage minimum to $9.25 per hour on January 1, 2018, and