Minimum wage: $9

February 18th, 2013 → 3:22 pm @

A hot topic of discussion following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address last Tuesday, is his proposal to increase the minimum hourly wage to $9 over the next couple of years. Currently, Illinois? minimum hourly wage rate sits at $8.25, …


Business leaders show support for technical education offerings

February 13th, 2013 → 1:18 am @

Several local business leaders showed up at Tuesday night's meeting of the Salina School Board to show their support for a proposal to increase technical education offerings in the city's high schools.


Raising minimum wage would bolster recovery: Obama

February 12th, 2013 → 11:06 pm @

President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage is in sync with his push to grow the economy by bolstering the middle class but it puts him at odds with many small-business owners who see it as a burden.


Breckenridge pitches bag ban proposal back to task force

January 30th, 2013 → 5:05 pm @

A shopper uses a reusable bag at City Market in Breckenridge. The town council passed on a proposal that would ban plastic bags at large grocery stores and encourage other retailers to cut back on single-use bags, calling the plan unfair.


Proposal would ban council, mayor from having contracts with city

January 29th, 2013 → 4:22 am @

A proposal to prohibit Lincoln City Council members and the mayor from having any contracts with city government is intended to promote fairness and eliminate conflicts of interest, supporters say.  


Fate of theme park remains on roller coaster ride

August 20th, 2012 → 6:55 am @

Efforts to reopen a closed Kentucky amusement park have taken a roller coaster ride for three summers, and now there's a new twist as the state seeks out more would-be operators even as a group of local business leaders floats a proposal to revive …


Council postpones vote for sewer fees

August 8th, 2012 → 8:23 pm @

The Thibodaux City Council has delayed action on a proposal to raise city sewer fees to finance a new sewerage treatment facility.


GAUVIN: Romney, Brown beliefs would deny plan to save Cape shellfish business

August 3rd, 2012 → 8:51 am @

If either Republican Sen. Scott Brown or GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had been chosen by the Town of Barnstable to serve on the county Assembly of Delegates, a proposal to sell the property of a shellfish business important to the county woul…


Worcester business owners voice opposition to employer rule

June 14th, 2012 → 1:45 am @

WORCESTER – Local business owners lined up last night to rail against a proposal to re-install an ordinance they say is too restrictive.


Proposal for new CVS Pharmacy in Columbus

March 26th, 2012 → 9:57 pm @

Columbus city council is considering the possibility of putting a national pharmacy chain in East Columbus.