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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Has Few Regrets As 100th Day Approaches

New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.

04/09/2014

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn) (file/credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Signs Nation’s First Law To Institute $10.10 An Hour Minimum Wage

The state legislature passed the measure on Wednesday. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase annually until it reaches $10.10 an hour in 2017.

03/27/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Lawmakers Become First In U.S. To Approve $10.10 Minimum Wage

In a move that won the praise of President Barack Obama, Connecticut State lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

03/26/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Effort To Boost Minimum Wage To $10.10 An Hour Clears Hurdle

The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.

03/25/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Airport Workers Expected To Get Higher Minimum Wage

In January, Port Authority executive director Pat Foye wrote to four airlines demanding their contractors give raises to workers at JFK and LaGuardia and phase in a minimum wage of $10.10.

03/20/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on raising the minimum wage March 5, 2014, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain,  Conn. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Goes To Work In Connecticut In Bid To Boost Minimum Wage

Standing at the center of a packed gymnasium at at Central Connecticut State University, Obama said raising hourly wages to $10.10 would pull millions of Americans out of poverty.

03/05/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit Conn. This Week To Rally Support For Higher Minimum Wage

President Obama has already ordered the $10.10 an hour minimum for certain federal projects. The proposed rate translates to a little more than $21,000 annually.

03/03/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Visit Connecticut Next Week In Push For Raising Minimum Wage

A post on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Twitter account said President Barack Obama will be in the state next Wednesday for a “Raise the Wage” event.

02/27/2014

Lawmakers and workers rally Feb. 14 at City Hall in support of New York City determining its own minimum wage. (credit: Public Advocate Letita James/Twitter)

Poll: New Yorkers Support Municipalities Setting Own Minimum Wages

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested state permission to set the wage “consistent with the needs of working people in the five boroughs.”

02/25/2014

Lawmakers and workers rally Feb. 14 at City Hall in support of New York City determining its own minimum wage. (credit: Public Advocate Letita James/Twitter)

Workers, Elected Officials Call For City To Set Its Own Minimum Wage

Ralliers chanted “poverty wages have to go” and “we want change and we don’t mean pennies” at a demonstration on the City Hall steps Friday.

02/14/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Malloy Proposes Raising Connecticut Minimum Wage To $10.10 By 2017

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president proposed for the federal minimum wage.

02/04/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Airport Workers Not Included In Port Authority-Ordered Pay Hikes

The agency’s executive director, Patrick Foye – appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat – sent a letter Tuesday to four airlines demanding that their contractors give an immediate $1-an-hour pay raise to workers at New York City’s Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

01/30/2014

FILE - President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol February 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘America Does Not Stand Still – And Neither Will I’

Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.

01/28/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Scott Stringer Urges Albany To Let NYC Set Own Minimum Wage

City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants the city’s minimum wage raised to $11 an hour. The state minimum wage is $8.

01/27/2014

An employee serves a customer at a Firehouse Subs restaurant in Florida. (credit: CBS 2)

Raising Minimum Wage Could Mean Layoffs, Business Owners Caution

While 13 states, including New York, raised their minimum wage above the federal level Jan. 1, many workers and the White House are pushing for even higher pay.

01/09/2014

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