Category: Wesley Tharpe

State Minimum Wage Hearing Testimony, Feb. 11, 2016

These written remarks in support of a higher state minimum wage reflect the full version of the abbreviated testimony provided by GBPI’s Wesley Tharpe at the Feb. 11, 2016 meeting of the Georgia Senate Insurance and Labor Committee. Thank you

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Better Pay for Honest Work Brief

Download our latest brief on the state minimum wage and expanding Georgia’s middle class. In two pages, this document outlines how raising Georgia’s minimum wage can strengthen the state’s economy. Download PDF.

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Making Work Pay Should be a 2016 Priority

Georgians today are working harder and for more hours than ever before. Yet they still struggle to get ahead. Many of the new jobs our economy is adding don’t pay much and take-home pay for workers in a wide range

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Welcome Newcomers to Build a Stronger Georgia

Opinions are rarely in short supply when it comes to immigration. Whether it’s on cable news, gathered around the family dining table or dominating your Facebook newsfeed, questions of how immigrants affect our economy and communities are clearly on people’s

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