Mariah Blake

Mariah Blake

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Mariah Blake is a senior reporter at Mother Jones. She has also written for The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Nation, The New Republic, the Washington Monthly, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among other publications. Email her at mblake [at] motherjones [dot] com or follow her on Twitter.

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Last Night's Other Big Winner: Minimum Wage Increases

Voters in four states approved minimum-wage hikes.

| Wed Nov. 5, 2014 9:36 AM EST
Protesters rally outside a Burger King in Chicago as part of a campaign to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers.

Election Day 2014 has been disastrous for Democrats, but on one top priority—hiking the minimum wage—the party made major gains, even in red-state America. Ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage passed with broad bipartisan support in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, where the measure polled better than any major statewide candidate from either party.

Fri Apr. 25, 2014 1:42 PM EDT