With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Former Vice-Presidential Candidate Promotes Boost in Minimum Wage
Former vice presidential candidate John Edwards says a minimum-wage hike in Ohio could lead to similar moves across the nation.
Edwards made the remarks at a conference in Columbus to promote raising the state’s minimum wage.
Edwards is a potential presidential candidate for the 2008. He spoke to a crowd of about two-thousand at the convention for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Edwards said the Democratic Party should have “a little backbone and a little guts” in standing up for those who have no voice. A proposed state ballot measure seeks to raise the minimum wage to $6.85 an hour from the federal minimum of $5.15 per hour.