Childhood innocence and generosity are apparent in a Dublin boy who mailed his allowance money to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team. The financially-struggling program will end this season. Sitting down with WOSU, Bennett Williams expresses interest in continuing his mission to help.
Ohio Minimum Wage Going Up In 2014
Ohioâ€™s minimum wage is going up in the new year.
The minimum wage is going up ten cents from $7.85 an hour to $7.95. The automatic boost comes from a policy known as indexing, which ties the minimum wage to increases in the cost of living.
Jack Temple, a policy analyst for the National Employment Law Project, says the relatively small raise goes a long way.
â€œWhat this ten cent boost means is that the same bag of groceries that they could afford last year they can afford this year,” Temples says.
Temple predicts the ten cent increase in 2014 will create $38 million in new economic growth.