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Pryor formally endorses minimum wage hike in Arkansas

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 22, 2014 at 3:34 p.m.

U.S. Mark Pryor is formally endorsing a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas.

The initiative needs 62,507 signatures of registered votes by July 7 in order to appear on the ballot in November.

Pryor said Saturday in Little Rock that the proposal is the right thing to do.

It would raise the state's current $6.25 per hour minimum wage to $7.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2015; to $8 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016, and to $8.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017.

Arkansas is one of four states where the minimum wage is lower than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Pryor is a Democrat running for re-election. Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has announced plans to challenge Pryor.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 22, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.

So Mark Pryor is formally endorsing a proposal to raise the consumer price index in Arkansas.

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 22, 2014 at 6:33 p.m.

DDDKA When a corporation gives raises to all exec's and provides golden parachutes for them and then raises the price of the goods or services to cover it , that is OK by you. What a )()(*(^%$#$@$! I am looking for a word that describes you but can not find one that is appropriate.

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GrimReaper says... February 22, 2014 at 6:49 p.m.

DDDKA, BS Boy is too stupid to comprehend your post much less understand the process. He's
incapable of anything other than spouting ignorance and invectives.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 22, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.

I'll try Grim.
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Bill, Bill, Bill. Those Corporations, CEO's, Lower rung Executives and so on, are not in it for you or I, nor the general population, but for themselves.
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If you ever watched the National News Television, you would have seen why 20th Century Motors Corporation went out of business.

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T6 says... February 22, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.

Grim....... BS boy is so intelligent he couldn't pour water out of a bowl with the directions were written on the bottom.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 22, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

That would be "Twentieth Century Motor Company" , my bust.

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 22, 2014 at 8:26 p.m.

T6 is just going to say a prayer and everything is going to be alright.

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 22, 2014 at 8:29 p.m.

T6 .... Get with Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, Ted Nugent and have a praise a thon for the NRA to raise money for the GOP

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Populist says... February 22, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.

These are more moderate increases in the minimum wage which should be implemented. I am against swift raises to over $10, but the wage does need to go up. I'm with B.S. So many CEOs and the boards are paying themselves outrageous sums when their corporations are performing poorly.

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T6 says... February 22, 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

You know what they say about the power of prayer BS Boy. But aren't YOU the one always quoting scripture and calling anyone who doesn't agree with you and your Pres. names?

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