Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Beach. "A minimum wage job is where you learn to get to work on time. It's where you learn th...
LEGISLATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES AND RESOURCES - State legislative caucuses and agencies increasingly are using social networking sites to reach out to constituents, but the sites can raise questions for government… The policies and resources provided here are examples of some of the approaches state legislatures and other organizations are taking to address these issues | NCSL
The Largest Employer in Each of the 50 States | Virginia | Nearly 40,000 Virginia residents were employed by Wal-Mart at the end of last year, more than any other company in the state. State lawmakers turned down six proposals to raise Virginia’s minimum wage in the most recent legislative session. Wal-Mart, however, announced it would raise wages for 500,000 of its workers, a move that will likely impact a number of employees in Virginia.
Last week, the Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state's minimum wage to $8.75 an hour, $1.50 higher than the federal minimum wage. The action is part of a nation-wide effort by Democrats to make a minimum wage increase central to their platform for the midterm elections. The increase didn't effect all workers, though. Democrats exempted many of their own staff from the wage hike. Businesses may have to pay the higher wages,
The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has sparked a heated discussion over his replacement, raising the stakes in an already contentious presidential election. Given the opposition of congressional Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida suggested on NBC’s Meet the Press that there’s no need for President Barack Obama to even try making a nomination.
Virginia’s oyster harvest rose 25 percent in 2014, passing the 500,000-bushel mark. The dockside value of that harvest increased to $22.2 million, with an estimated economic impact of over $58 million.