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Minimum Wage Study Committee Agenda's and Charge

Background Information

Background Information

Reports on Miniumum Wage

Issue Brief: Preliminary Summary Review of Two Studies on the Effects of Raising the Minimum Wage to $13 per Hour in Seattle - JFO - Manchester July 2017
Report of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment - Berkeley June 2017
Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment - Evidence from Seattle - National Bureau of Economic Research June 2017
10-Year Tax Study Excerpt on Cross Border Issues - Kavet January 2017
Summary of Kavet's Cross-border issues study from the 10-Year Tax Study - JFO with Kavet January 2017
Updated Memorandum on Minimum Wage Increase - Kavet April 2017
Benefits and Wages - Brighton March 2017
Minimum Wage and Child Care Financial Assistance Program Concept Brief - Brighton March 2017
Statistics related to Minimum Wage Workers Earning $15 an hour in 2022 under proposed legislation - Brighton March 2017
Current Benefit Package for Families of 2 and 4 - Dragon February 2017
Work Supports for People on Public Benefits - Dragon February 2017
Memorandum on Minimum Wage Increase to $15 an hour by 2022 - Kavet February 2017
Basic Needs Budgets and the Livable Wage - Joint Fiscal Office January 2017
Basic Needs Budget follow-up - Joint Fiscal Office January 2017
1999-2011 - Act 21 Rearch and Analysis in Support fo the Livable Income Study Committee - Kavet, et al November 1999

Bills Introduced in 2017

H.64 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage Rep. Poirier
H.93 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage Rep. McCormack, et al
H.176 - An act relating to the assessment of Vermont's public benefit structure Rep. Sullivan, et al
H.302 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage McFaun
H.313 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage and tipped minimum wage Rep. Sullivan, et al
S.40 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage Sen. Sirotkin, et al
S.47 - An act relating to assessment of Vermont's public benefit struture Sen. Flory

Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents

November 06, 2017

Written Response VSBA, VSA and VASBO

October 30, 2017

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition Mahnke
National Low Income Housing Coalition data Mahnke
History of Home Health Cuts Mazza Olsen
Vermont Nurses Association of Vermont Peterson
Issue Brief: Two Minimum Wage Studies Manchester
Vermont State Treasurer Written Response

October 2, 2017

Economic Analysis of Three Minimum Wage Variants Kavet
2015 Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit Brighton
Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit - Response to Questions Shepard
Comparison Scenarios Modeled Brighton
Questions About the Benefit Cliff and CCFAP Brighton
2015 Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit Brighton
Response: Joint Fiscal Office - Manchester Written submission only
Response: Department of Human Resources - Schwartz Written submission only
Response: Minimum Wage and Benefits Cliff - Leondard Written submission only

September 6, 2017

Wage Stagnation and Income Inequality Cooper
Comparing the VT Minimum Wage to Other Measures Manchester
Minimum Wage Increases in Other States Leonard
Side-by-side of New England and New York Leonard
Side-by-side of State Minimum Wage Increases Leondard
New York State Summary of Wage Determination Procedures Leonard
Earned Income Tax Credit Brighton
History and Background of the Livable Wage and Basic Needs Budget Kahler
More on the Benefits Cliff Brighton
Potential Effects of Increasing Oregon's Minimum Wage McLinn
Oregon: The Impacts of Increased Income on Receipt of Benefits and Tax Credits McLinn
Effects of Increases on State Employees Wages Schwartz
Scenarios Being Modeled and Projections Brighton
Progress Report - Scenarios Being Modeled Kavet

August 10, 2017

Minimum Wage History and Update Leonard and Manchester
Work Supports for People on Public Benefits Brighton

Public Testimony