Demonstrators are expected at the Statehouse on Monday, March 14, where they'll urge lawmakers to unshackle the Gem State's $7.25 per hour minimum wage from the federal level, but lawmakers have passed House Bill 463, which preempts cities and counties from setting their own minimum wage levels. HB 463 now awaits a signature from Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter.
The study points out that nine out of ten American households have access to a motor vehicle while fewer than a third of American households have a gun. Yet nationwide in 2014, there were 33,599 gun deaths compared to 35,647 motor vehicle deaths.
"Instead of thinking about how to solve this problem [of gun violence], this has become one of our most polarized, partisan debates—despite the fact that there's general consensus in America about what needs to be done."
The Dec. 7 demonstration, part of PETA's anti-wool campaign, was aimed at holiday shoppers who might be considering purchasing wool products for themselves or loved ones for the holiday season, but might not know about animal abuse PETA says is endemic to the wool industry.