State of Wyoming Archives: on Jobs


Charlie Hardy: Raise the minimum wage

The minimum wage should be raised both to help people and to boost the economy, Hardy said. Henry Ford realized more than a century ago that if he paid people better he would have happier, more productive workers, and they would spend money, causing all businesses--including his own--to benefit.
Source: Powell Tribune coverage of 2014 Wyoming Senate race Mar 18, 2014

Charlie Hardy: Raising the minimum wage reduces need for welfare

His motive to run, Hardy said, is the estimated 30,000 children in Wyoming who will not eat three meals today as well as the men and women who will work all week and not make enough money to take care of their families' basic needs.

He called for increases in the minimum wage and job creation. Raising the minimum wage will pump more money into the economy and will reduce people's need to rely on food stamps and welfare, he said. Hardy said his campaign will be grass-roots, "to go around the state and meet people." Improving the nation's decaying infrastructure will create jobs, he said. "I have spent my life listening to and being with people to whom the politicians haven't been listening," Hardy said. "I don't plan to stop now."

Source: Billings Gazette on 2014 Wyoming Senate race Feb 5, 2014

Matt Mead: Wyoming unemployment at 5.8% while nation over 8%

What is the condition of Wyoming? While other places face extreme revenue shortfalls and severe budget constraints, Wyoming does not. The nation continues to be plagued with high unemployment--still north of 8%. In contrast, while Wyoming's unemployment rate in winter 2010 was 7.5%, it has been under 6% since June 2011 and stands at 5.8% by latest reports. Wyoming is strong in employment.
Source: Wyoming 2012 State of the State Address Feb 13, 2012

Tim Chesnut: Increase the state minimum wage

Source: Wyoming 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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