Press

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Coverage of the 2014 “Job Gap: Families Out of Balance” report

National

“Demonizing the Minimum Wage” – The New Yorker

Connecticut

“Working Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet are Sliding Deeper into Debt” – Connecticut Post Blog

“Campaign demands better job access” – Yale Daily News: New Haven, CT

“Op-Ed: Tax the big businesses that won’t pay Connecticut workers a living wage” – The Connecticut Mirror

“Report: Connecticut’s Living Wage Is $19.08 An Hour” – CTNewsJunkie: Connecticut

“Report: Connecticut’s living wage is $19.08 an hour” – Middletown Press News

Florida

“Gov. Scott’s definition of job growth is low-pay, dead-end” – The Palm BeachPost

“New report says minimum wage in Florida should be doubled to support working families” – Creative Loafing: Tampa, FL

“Report: Florida’s Minimum Wage Less Than Half What It Should Be” – WLRN Radio: Miami, FL

Idaho

“Study Says Idaho Living Wage is $14.50” – KPVI TV: Pocatello, ID

“Study: Idaho’s minimum wage half of livable wage” – Lewiston Tribune: Lewiston, ID

“Idaho’s minimum wage only half of livable wage” – Idaho Statesman: Boise, ID

“Idaho’s minimum wage only half of livable wage” – Idaho State Journal: Pocatello, ID

“Idaho’s minimum wage only half of livable wage” – KBOI TV: Boise, ID

“Minimum Wage Only Half a Livable Wage for Idahoans” – Twin Falls Times-News: Twin Falls, ID

“Minimum wage doesn’t allow for living wage in North Idaho” – KHQ TV: Spokane, WA

“Idaho’s minimum wage is half of living wage for 1 adult, group says” – Idaho Statesman: Boise, ID

“Idaho Families Can’t Make Ends Meet” – The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA

“$14.57: Idaho’s Living Wage” – Boise Weekly

“Families Out of Balance: Idaho’s Reality Is Nowhere Near Living Wage” – Boise Weekly

Maine

“Groups want minimum wage issue in campaigns” – WCSH TV: Portland, ME

“Report: Maine’s Minimum Wage Earners Falling Further Behind” – MPBN News: Maine

“Report: Mainers on low wages face tougher times” – MaineBiz, Maine’s Business News Source

“New living wage report: Maine families struggle to make ends meet” – Maine Insights

“Maine’s Working Families Deserve to Earn a Living Wage” – Maine Center for Economic Policy

“Mainers continue to struggle with low-paying jobs” – The Pulse Morning Show WZON Radio: Maine

Montana

“Montana working families deserve living wage, health care” – The Missoulian, Missoula, MT

“The cost of living in Montana” – Helena Independent Record

“Op-Ed: Montana working families deserve a living wage” – The Montana Standard

“Sen. Malek: Montana working families deserve a living wage” – Ravalli Republic

“The cost of living in Montana” – The Montana Standard

“Study shows living wage would provide stability for families” – NBC Montana

“Montana group advocating for workers to be paid a ‘living wage'” – KAJ18 TV: Kalispell, MT

“‘The Equality Of Opportunity'” – Montana Public Radio

“Local group advocating for workers to be paid a “living wage” – KPAX TV: Missoula, MT

New York

“Report says state minimum wage leaves Ulster County families behind” – Daily Freeman: Kingston, NY

“NYS Senator, Others To Call For Minimum Wage Increase” – WAMC Northeast Public Radio

“Report says New York’s minimum wage leaves Ulster families behind” – Mid-Hudson News

Oregon

“Michelle Glass – Oregon Action” – KOBI TV: Medford, OR

“A living wage in Oregon? $15.96, says report” – Portland Business Journal: Portland, OR

“15th Annual Job Gap Report: Wages are Down and the Cost of Living is Up” – The Skanner: Portland, OR

Virginia

“Virginia families need higher wages, Medicaid expansion” – Augusta Free Press: Waynesboro, VA

Washington

“King County weighs mandatory living wage for contract employees next year” – Real Change News: Seattle, WA

“Report: Washington’s Low-Income Residents Are Disproportionately Burdened By Debt” – KPLU Radio: Seattle, WA

“The living wage in King County? Way more than $15 per hour” – Puget Sound Business Journal

“Getting Paid: Washington to raise its minimum wage” – Inlander, Spokane, WA

“King County Council Makes ‘Statement’ with Living Wage Vote” – Seattle Weekly

“King County Council approves ‘living wage’ requirement” – Seattle Times

Coverage of past Job Gap reports

2013 press reports