Speak Out: Minimum wage debate

Readers continued to react to a recent commentary by Mike O’Halloran is state director of National Federation of Independent Business in Delaware, headlined “Minimum wage hike would crush many Delaware small businesses.” •How about we discuss the fact that, if wages had risen with the cost of living over the course of the last 20 […]

Speak Out: Minimum wage hike

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Mike O’Halloran is state director of National Federation of Independent Business in Delaware, an association that represents hundreds of small businesses in the state, headlined “Minimum wage hike would crush many small businesses” • All it will do is raise prices on everything. Yet another in a very […]

Speak Out: Raising the minimum wage

Democratic legislators are proposing to increase Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. A bill filed Friday would raise the minimum wage to $11 on Jan. 1, 2020, followed by a $1 raise at the start of each year until it hits $15 in 2024. The current minimum wage of $8.75 increases to $9.25 per […]

Letter to the Editor: Youth and training wage

Delaware lawmakers are committed to raising the minimum wage $1/hour by 2020. This increase has the potential to have a positive impact in communities across the state. However, I am concerned that the inclusion of the youth and training wage will push adult workers out of the job market because young people will be cheaper […]

Letter to the Editor: Increasing minimum wage has effects

The public discourse on the merits of increasing the minimum wage to $15/hour is a cruel hoax perpetrated on the workers in our society who are paid that rate. The argument is that these workers should be paid a working wage —whatever the definition of that term might be. What is ignored is the inflationary […]

Sound Off Delaware: Minimum wage debate

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Delaware’s minimum wage increases from $8.25 to $8.75 on Jan. 8. A training minimum wage and a youth wage that is not more than 50 cents less than the minimum wage rate […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Minimum wage debate

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. A recent letter to the editor proposed that the minimum wage be raised to $15. Here’s how readers reacted: • Way to crush small business. — Mike Bohan • If they can’t […]

Legislators returning Tuesday after difficult 2017

DOVER — After one of the most trying final months of a legislative term in living memory, legislators return this week with hopes 2018 will be smoother. The second leg of the 149th General Assembly begins Tuesday, kicking off a six-month period that officials are sure will be eventful. Between now and the early morning […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Of misleading numbers and the minimum wage

In response to Mr. Clemens’ [Opinion page] article in the State News on 1/12/17 (“Justice needs to be on the bargaining table”), I would like to start by saying thank you for reading my Opinion page] article of 1/2/17 [“The election, the future of our nation and Delaware”], and then responding. To be sure, we […]

2016 in Review: Looking back, politics revealed a divided Delaware

DOVER — We will remember 2016 mostly for its politics. It was the year that Donald Trump landed his helicopter in Harrington and made a rollicking pitch to “Make America Great Again” on his unconventional journey to the White House. The Delaware State Fairgrounds stop was a red, white and blue rally like no other […]