March 21st, 2013
We continue to follow counterproductive policies that push Oklahomans trying to escape addiction into a downward spiral, and the problem is growing more costly to taxpayers every year.
“We’re not just talking about someone working part time. In my district you have teachers moonlighting at restaurants just to make ends meet. You have seniors who are going back to work to cover gaps in their retirement. It’s a big problem.”
-Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, who is developing legislation to increase the tipped minimum wage in Oklahoma, currently $2.13/hour (Source: http://buff.ly/1tW0S5Y)