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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Roe opposes minimum wage increase
US Representative Phil Roe, Republican of the First District has introduced an amendment to the House Raise the Wage Act: Says Roe, "Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 will have a devastating effect on employment opportunities in rural communities like those across East Tennessee. The best way to get a job that pays more than the minimum wage is to have an opportunity, and without jobs, there aren't as many opportunities. Everyone knows the cost of living is not the same in every community across the country and arbitrarily increasing the federal minimum wage by 107 percent could cause significant job losses in some of the most vulnerable areas. The congressman argues that companies are currently able to offer workforce training opportunities to lesser-skilled workers, like younger employees or those lacking a college education, allowing them to climb the job ladder. Roe argues that by limiting these opportunities, too many residents of the First District will be stuck in poverty. Instead of playing politics with hourly wages, we should be passing policies that promote economic opportunity and growth for all Americans," argues Roe.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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