Common Good Iowa

Policy notes | Federal $17 minimum wage proposal deserves support

August 17, 2023

  • THERE ARE NEW MOVES in Congress to raise the minimum wage. The Raise the Wage Act of 2023 would raise the wage to $17 — in steps — taking full effect in 2028. Iowa’s Congressional delegation should support it.

  • GOVERNOR REYNOLDS' UNILATERAL ACTION to divert hundreds of thousands of relief dollars away from our state to send Iowa National Guard and Iowa State Patrol officers to Texas is a disappointing, partisan move. 

  • IOWA RANKED SIXTH IN CHILD WELL-BEING among the states in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual KIDS COUNT National Data Book, released in June. 

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