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DON BRUNELL | Total compensation is key in minimum wage debate

  • Today at 7:00AM

One of the problems with the minimum wage debate is the name itself. If we want to ensure that we don’t hurt lower-income workers, we should consider total compensation, not just wages.

 

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DON BRUNELL | Mistake to rely on Russia’s space shuttle

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

With Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles in the Ukraine and thumbing his nose at the United States and rest of the world, what happens if he gives our astronauts the boot? We’d be up the creek without a paddle. Our shuttles were hauled off to museums.

JAN ANGEL | A budget that prioritizes veterans, students and taxpayers

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

As I reflect on the work we completed during this year’s legislative session, I can’t help but think back to my first year in the state Legislature in 2009 when we entered the session with a budget deficit of nearly $6 billion hanging over our heads.

DON BRUNELL | Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in slow economy

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Millions of unemployed college graduates are back where they started, living with their parents. Upon receiving their diploma, they find themselves saddled with crushing student loan debt and unable to find a job.

JERRY CORNFIELD | Families are still the story of the Oso mudslide

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 7:00AM

You may notice the daily media briefings on the Oso mudslide getting shorter and tenser with less said and more questions asked.

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