Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Agenda: Joe Cunningham heads to D.C.; Charleston considering increasing minimum wage to $12

Current minimum wage is $11.50

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Joe Cunningham is heading to Washington, D.C., for new member orientation.
The city of Charleston is considering increasing the minimum wage to $12 to help workers and help the city retain its workforce. The current minimum wage is $11.50. Source: P&C

Charleston School of Law, a for-profit law school, could make almost $9 million on a real estate deal that was financed by city taxpayers. When the deal was originally negotiated in 2004, Charleston School of Law was represented by John Tecklenburg, who has been mayor since 2016. Source: P&C

College is expensive, and not just for tuition. According to the State's database for actual cost of colleges, the College of Charleston costs an additional $7,313, The Citadel an extra $7,000, and Trident Tech is an additional $3,870 on top of tuition to attend. Source: The State

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