Emilie Ritter Saunders

Emilie is a multimedia reporter for StateImpact Idaho. She comes to Boise from Montana Public Radio where she was the Capitol Bureau Chief from 2008-2011. Emilie covered everything from state government and politics to the economy and the environment. Emilie was a Senior Fellow with NPR's Economic Training Project from 2009 until 2010. She graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism in 2007.

5:19 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Idaho Leads Nation In Number Of Low-Wage Workers

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 11:10 am



Seventy-five years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act. That law established the federal minimum wage. So we're going to spend some time this morning in the state that has the highest proportion of workers who are paid this lowest legal hourly wage, which is now $7.25 an hour.

From Boise State Public Radio, Emilie Ritter Saunders reports on why Idaho is seeing low-wage work increase.

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