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Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker discussed plans for making college affordable and other priorities in State of the County speech

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has begun work on a plan to make sure all eligible students in the county will be able to receive at least two years of college education, Board of Supervisors Chair Stacey Walker announced in his State of the County Speech on Wednesday. “We have yet to determine the […]

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Preserving higher minimum wage a top priority this week for many in Johnson County

Iowa Policy Project: Facts & Alternatives Old Brick Church — Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Protecting a higher minimum wage is taking center stage in Johnson County this week, with the Board of Supervisors set to pass a resolution carrying that message, and a legislative forum Friday evening that will outline “action steps” for […]

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New year, new wages: Minimum wage increases in Linn and Johnson counties on Jan. 1

Minimum wage workers in Linn and Johnson counties will see increased pay coming January as county-based wage increases take effect. Linn County, which passed a minimum wage ordinance earlier this year, will see the first of three hikes. Come Jan. 1, wages will increase to $8.25 an hour. Additional increases in January 2018 and 2019 […]

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Linn County Passes Ordinance Increasing Minimum Wage

Linn County became the second Iowa county to pass a minimum wage ordinance Monday morning. The first wage increase will take effect in January. The ordinance passed 4-1, with Supervisor John Harris the sole opposed vote. Under the ordinance, the minimum hourly wage in Linn County will increase by one dollar each year for the […]

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