Thought to be eliminated in the US since 2000, the number of measles cases spiked last year to 222, the highest number in 15 years. Not surprisingly, the majority of those affected did not receive the measles vaccine, said a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On January 1st, 2012 Montana’s minimum wage will increase 30 cents to $7.65 an hour, raising wages for 21,000 low-wage workers in the state. Montana’s minimum wage increase means an extra $624 per year in wages for a full-time minimum wage worker.
If there seems to be a little bit more change in your pocket, it might be because Montana’s minimum wage climbed to $7.35 an hour on January first. That’s an increase of ten cents, which translates to $32 per month for the average worker.