As part of his $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan,” President Joe Biden has proposed raising the national minimum wage to $15 an hour from its current rate of $7.25. Such a wage increase, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates, would lift 1.3 million workers out of poverty. This proposal came as no surprise, as many states and cities have already raised their minimum wages to $15, and in 2019, House Democrats passed the same measure, although it died in the Senate.
Welcome back to campus, Taylor University. We made it through an intense first semester with a heated presidential election, protests and riots at the capital and hopefully the worst days of the pandemic. Well done for persevering through these challenges with grace and love for one another.