February 5, 2007

  • CHN: Minimum Wage Increase Inches Its Way To Becoming Law

    It has been two weeks since the House passed a clean minimum wage bill with no tax cuts.  (See HNR 1-19-07)  In the Senate it has been a grueling process.  A vote on a clean minimum wage bill failed to garner the necessary 60 votes.  Immediately a substitute bill combining an increase in the minimum Read More »

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  • CHN: Current Year Spending Approved By House

    It was not quite tectonic, but there was a notable shift in priorities when the House passed a spending bill to finalize this year’s funding in most programs.  The House added funds for veterans’ health, low-income housing, K-12 and special education, Head Start, and Pell Grants beyond both last year’s funding and the most proposals Read More »

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