An engaged Alaskan democracy

Minimum Wage

Video from the forum thanks to Alaska Commons.

Audio thanks to Alaska Integrated Media here:

Links to the powerpoint presentations from the forum can be found below.

Ballot Measure 3: An Act to Increase Alaska’s Minimum Wage

Alaska Division of Elections ballot measure language
Attorney General’s review of initiative language

Moderator

Taylor Brelsford – former board member of Alaska Common Ground

Advocating “Yes” Vote

Ed Flanagan – chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, initiative sponsor, and former Commissioner of the Department of Labor

Flanagan powerpoint presentation.

Advocating “No” Vote

Kyle Hampton – University of Alaska Anchorage Assistant Professor of Economics

Hampton powerpoint presentation.

Links

Biographies for Participants in Forum on Minimum Wage Initiative (Ballot Proposition #3)

Organizations

Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage
http://www.alaskaneedsaraise.org/

News Articles

http://www.adn.com/article/20140127/raising-alaskas-minimum-wage-common-sense-decision

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.legis.state.ak.us%2Fbasis%2Fget_documents.asp%3Fsession%3D28%26docid%3D21320&ei=x6HGU_6_FYrwiwL1iYHYCA&usg=AFQjCNHUvkMLhfLlkmTrvLkIqlihFcW69Q&sig2=cjwuqpKdJH5WMnhQkIOIpw&bvm=bv.71126742,d.cGE

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21591593-moderate-minimum-wages-do-more-good-harm-they-should-be-set-technocrats-not

http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/01/economist-explains-11

http://www.economist.com/news/international/21603032-campaigns-set-pay-floors-are-spreading-though-not-all-will-succeed-new-minimalism

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2014/05/01/a-minimum-wage-hike-would-hurt-young-workers-worse-than-cbo-estimated

Reports/Websites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_wage_in_the_United_States#State

The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income
Congressional Budget Office, February 2014
http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44995-MinimumWage.pdf

The Negative Effect of Minimum Wage Laws
Mark Wilson, Cato Institute, June 21, 2012
http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/negative-effects-minimum-wage-laws

Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?
John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research, February 2013
http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/min-wage-2013-02.pdf

How Minimum Wage Increased Unemployment and Reduced Job Creation in 2013
Ben Gitis, American Action Forum, March 30, 2014
http://americanactionforum.org/research/how-minimum-wage-increased-unemployment-and-reduced-job-creation-in-2013

Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Give Working Families, and the Overall Economy, A Much-needed Boost
David Cooper and Doug Hall, Economic Policy Institute, March 13, 2013
http://s2.epi.org/files/2013/IB354-Minimum-wage.pdf

The “Ripple Effect” of a Minimum Wage Increase on American Workers
Benjamin H. Harris and Melissa S. Kearney, The Brookings Institution, January 10, 2014
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2014/01/10-ripple-effect-of-increasing-the-minimum-wage-kearney-harris

American Enterprise Institute
http://www.aei.org/search/minimum+wage

Minimum-Wage.org
http://www.minimum-wage.org/default.asp

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/search?query=minimum+wage

These forums are cosponsored by:

  • Alaska Integrated Media (AIM)

  • Anchorage Public Library

  • League of Women Voters of Alaska

  • League of Women Voters of Anchorage

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