Noem, Robinson Debate Wage Increase Ideas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson outlined different ideas on how to increase wages in South Dakota during a debate in Rapid City.
Robinson supports increasing the minimum wage. She carried petitions to get Initiated Measure 18 on the Nov. 4 ballot. It would raise the state minimum wage from the federal level of $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour.
Robinson also says getting more technology in schools would help young people land better jobs when they graduate.
Noem says Congress should adopt better energy and farm policies to cut the cost of things such as gasoline and food, cut excessive regulations on businesses that drive up their costs, and create a business-friendly environment.
Tuesday’s debate was sponsored by the Rapid City Journal.