Thursday, July 24, 2008

The federal minimum wage rises, but does anyone in Ohio care?

Today, the federal minimum wage increases to $6.55 an hour. This should be bigger news than it is, but in Ohio this increase will have almost no impact at all. Thanks to 2006's minimum wage ballot initiative, Ohio's minimum wage in already $7.00 an hour. So, file this information away as interesting trivia, and know that Ohio already outpaces the federal government by $.45 an hour.