Seattle takes Lead from Chicago on Gun Violence

It is hard to imagine a more violent place than Chicago, Illinois. The death rate there is astronomical, and they are clearly the murder capital of America, according to the Daily Beast. You would be hard pressed to point to Chicago as a reason to have stricter gun laws. Chicago is the capital of modern liberal politics. There are few, if any, cities with stricter gun laws. Despite this, the City of Seattle, Washington has borrowed from Chicago to deal with their own rising gun violence. Fox reports A Read more […]

$15 Minimum Wage Battle Spreads To Florida

Florida took a huge step toward passing a $15 minimum wage Friday, with one House Democrat filing a bill to bring the issue up during the 2016 legislative session. The bill was introduced by Democratic state Rep. Victor Torres. As the local affiliate of CBS reports, the measure is identical to one introduced in the Senate last month by Democratic state Sen. Dwight Bullard. Since the measures are the same, if both pass as currently written, all they would need a signature from the governor. “Employers Read more […]

Report Blames 1,000 Jobs Lost in Seattle on Minimum Wage

According to a report released Sunday by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the $15 minimum wage has caused Seattle restaurants to lose 1,000 jobs — the worst decline since the 2009 Great Recession. “The loss of 1,000 restaurant jobs in May following the minimum wage increase in April was the largest one month job decline since a 1,300 drop in January 2009, again during the Great Recession,” AEI Scholar Mark J. Perry noted in the report. The citywide minimum wage increase was Read more […]