Local

Petition Drive To Increase Minimum Wage

Photo: clipart.com

Petition Drive To Increase Minimum Wage

The details are still being worked out on a potential ballot initiative that would let voters in South Dakota decide on raising the minimum wage. Democratic Party interim executive director Zach Crago says they are waiting for word from Attorney General Marty Jackley…

Crago says they still think they will have plenty of time to get the signatures they need…

Crago says they plan to set up a coordinated campaign with at least one paid staffer working with the volunteers…

The initiative would push the minimum wage from the current seven twenty five an hour to eight fifty, then index it to inflation so it would continue to rise.

Recent Headlines

16 hours ago in National

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

zikavirus

The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

19 hours ago in Agriculture

Transportation Officials Says Congress Should Consider Oil Tax

oil drill rig approved clipart

Last week President Obama proposed a $10 dollar per barrel oil tax phased in over five years to pay for…

19 hours ago in Agriculture

USMEF Officials Optimistic About China Opening Beef Export Market

china map

Officials with the U.S. Meat Export Federation are predicting China will open its beef market fully to U.S. exports in…

20 hours ago in Agriculture

NEFU Disappointed With LB 176 Passage

Nebraska Farmers Union Logo- approved

Nebraska Farmers Union leaders were disappointed at the Unicameral’s decision on Friday to end the ban on in-state packer ownership…

20 hours ago in Agriculture

CSP Signup Underway….

USDA color logo- approved

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now taking applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Last week USDA officials announced there…