Overtime Pay Under a new overtime pay proposal by President Barack Obama, salaried workers who earn less than $50,440 would be entitled to time-and-a-half overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. An estimated 5 million Americans and 10,000 Vermonters could see their pay increased or their hours reduced under the proposal. "This long overdue change in overtime rules is a step in the right direction and good news for workers," Sen. Sanders was quoted in The Burlington Free Press.
Independence Day Montpelier’s 16th annual Independence Day Celebration is taking place tomorrow with a parade in the evening and craft and food vendors all afternoon. “Eat More Kale is coming with Bernie Sanders T-shirts,” an organizer told the Times Argus.
Cuba It's a new era in the relationship between the United States and Cuba. After more than a half-century of hostility, the two nations will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month. But Republicans, as well as some Democrats, say President Barack Obama is prematurely rewarding an oppressive government that jails dissidents and silences political opponents, AP reported.
Greece President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are discussing ways to keep Greece in the eurozone. The two leaders spoke by phone on Wednesday. The White House says Obama and Renzi agreed it's important to help Greece pursue reforms and financing that will create growth and debt sustainability while staying in the currency union, AP reported.
Sanders Proposes Tax on Billionaires
Sen. Sanders introduced legislation intended to reduce wealth inequality by increasing estate tax rates on the top three-tenths of one percent, while eliminating loopholes that have allowed the wealthiest Americans to avoid billions in taxes.
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