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Subject: 4 Red States That May Raise the Minimum Wage
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April 7, 2014
 

4 Red States That May Raise the Minimum Wage

Four states with Republican-controlled legislatures may raise the minimum wage through ballot measures this year.

 

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California Governor Signs Bill to Improve Campaign Finance Investigations
Finance
How States Profit from Illegal Drugs
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Infrastructure & Environment
Big Businesses Fight to Keep Ban on Interstate Tolling
Management & Labor
States Have Lost $5 Billion in Unemployment Aid
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Florida Legislature Considers Expanding Controversial 'Stand Your Ground' Law
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