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Patch Maryland: MD Minimum Wage To Top $13 An Hour Starting Jan. 1

By Kristin Danley-Greiner
Patch Maryland, Dec 27, 2022. Also Annapolis, Bel Air, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Edgewater, Germantown, Ellicott City

Some workers across Maryland will see an increase in pay beginning next week, as the state moves toward a minimum wage of $15 per hour, which will take place on Jan. 1, 2025. The current rate of pay for minimum wage workers across Maryland is $12.50 per hour and the new minimum wage will increase to $13.25.

Maryland happens to be one of 23 states across the nation that are increasing their minimum wage. Four more...

WOWT NBC6 News: Nebraska minimum wage to increase to $10.50 starting Jan. 1

By Jacob Comer
WOWT NBC6 News, Dec. 27, 2022. Also NBC Nebraska, Scottsbluff; 1011Now KOLN; KSNB-TV (NBC), Hastings

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska’s minimum wage will increase annually until 2026 after voters passed an initiative in November. ...

Nebraska Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, which is a coalition of more than 300 businesses, strongly supported the initiative.

“Nebraska voters passed a $15 minimum wage in November and we’re looking forward to the first step toward $15 in January,” said Dave Titterington, owner of Wild Bird Habitat Stores in Lincoln and Omaha.” It will bring a better new year...

Springfield Business Journal: Missouri’s minimum wage to rise in 2023

Springfield Business Journal, Dec 27, 2022

The new year is slated to bring an increased minimum wage to the Show- Me State. The new minimum pay starting Jan. 1 is $12 per hour ... It’s the final hike approved by voters in 2018 through Proposition B. ... After that, the state’s minimum wage would be indexed for the cost of living, according to a news release from the Business for a Fair Minimum Wage organization, a national network of business owners, executives and organizations that supported Prop B.

“Minimum wage increases are a great boost...

Patch Illinois: llinois' Minimum Wage Rate Set To Jump To $13 To Ring In New Year

By Jeff Arnold
Patch Illinois, Dec 27, 2022

As 2022 gives way to the new year, some workers across the state will see an increase in pay beginning next week. The state’s minimum wage rate is set to increase to $13 on Sunday ... Illinois is slowly moving toward a minimum wage of $15 per hour, which will take place on Jan. 1, 2025, after the rate of minimum wage jumps to $14 in 2024. ...

The minimum wage increase is expected to affect an estimated 510,400 workers in Illinois, or about 9 percent of the state's...

Patch Virginia: VA Minimum Wage To Increase To $12 An Hour Starting Jan. 1

By Deb Belt
Patch Virginia, Dec 27, 2022

Some workers across Virginia will see an increase in pay beginning next week, as the state moves toward a minimum wage of $15 per hour ... The current rate of pay for minimum wage workers across Virginia is $11 per hour and the new minimum wage will increase to $12 on Sunday. ...

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition noted that most business owners are in favor of the increases as they'll help boost consumer spending, strengthen local economies and help improve employee hiring, retention and productivity...

Omaha World Herald: Nebraska workers looking forward to minimum wage increase starting Jan. 1

By Erin Bamer
Omaha World Herald, Dec 25, 2022

INCOLN — Nebraskans earning the lowest wages in the state will start the new year with a pay raise. On Jan. 1, the state’s minimum wage will rise from $9 per hour to $10.50 per hour. It’s the first increase in a series of gradual raises that will take the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 in line with a ballot initiative that passed in November. ...

Dave Titterington, who owns two Wild Bird Habitat Stores in Lincoln, already pays his employees above...

Nebraska Rural Radio Association: Business Owners Welcome January 1st Nebraska Minimum Wage Increase

By Business for a Fair Minimum Wage
Nebraska Rural Radio Association, Dec. 22, 2022

On Jan. 1, Nebraska’s minimum wage will increase from $9 to $10.50 as the first step under Initiative 433, passed by voters in November. Business owners across the state say the minimum wage increase will boost consumer spending and strengthen Nebraska’s workforce and local businesses.

In November, 59% of Nebraska voters approved Initiative 433, which will gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2026. Nebraska Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a coalition of more than 300 businesses across the state, supported the increase.

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Yahoo Finance: More than half the states are set to raise their minimum wage in 2023

With the federal minimum wage at $7.25 an hour (unchanged for 13 years and counting), states across the country continue to take matters into their own hands. The latest to join the party is Nebraska, where voters passed an initiative in November’s elections to gradually raise the minimum wage there to $15 per hour by 2026. ... Nebraska joins 27 states plus Washington, D.C., that also have increases scheduled for 2023 as part of initiatives to up their minimum wages passed in recent years.

The bumps are the fruit of years-long efforts from activists and one of the groups, called Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, argues that the increases also make business sense by boosting consumer spending and improving employee morale.

Yahoo Finance: Wild Bird Habitat owner says employees are ‘best form of advertising,’ supports minimum wage raise

Yahoo Finance, Dec 20, 2022

Dave Titterington, owner of Wild Bird Habitat Stores in Nebraska, joins Yahoo Finance Live to explain why he's an advocate for higher minimum wages and passing Nebraska Initiative 433.

- More than 20 states are set to increase their minimum wage at the start of the new year. And the proposed raise the Wage Act in Congress aims to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Let's talk about what this could mean for small businesses, the impact there. We want to bring in Dave Titterington. He is the...

WNYT TV NBC 13: Minimum wage rising in Upstate NY for 2023

By Mark Mulholland
WNYT TV NBC 13, Albany, Dec 15, 2022

Minimum wage is going up in Upstate New York at the end of this month, and some businesses are cheering it on.

The minimum wage for workers outside New York City [Long Island and Westchester County] is $13.20 an hour.  Effective at the end of the year, it goes up to $14.20 an hour. The minimum wage for fast food workers across New York state is a little higher at $15 an hour. ...

Business For a Fair Minimum Wage, a network of business owners...