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House Leadership Wants Higher Minimum Wage in West Virginia

January 7, 2014

Charleston Daily Mail – House Democrats are proposing a $1 increase to West Virginia’s minimum wage as part of a legislative agenda they say is designed to strengthen families, communities and the state’s economy. Read

“The safety of our families and communities must be the bedrock upon which we build successful communities,” said House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison.

House leaders began to unveil the final four planks of their 2014 legislative agenda Monday evening. The agenda is titled “FEED.”

“F.E.E.D. is an acronym for Families, Education, Energy, and Developing our economy,” Miley said in a press release.