wages http://wkms.org en [VIDEOS] WKMS Presents "Living on the Line: Poverty in Western Kentucky" http://wkms.org/post/videos-wkms-presents-living-line-poverty-western-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WKMS&nbsp;News presents a new documentary: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Living on the Line: Poverty in Western Kentucky.</em></p><p><em>Living on the Line</em> tells the story of three families, each making less than a living wage. They share stories of dealing with hardships, trying to move forward and staying optimistic in spite of their situations. Each family has hope for better days and works to get out of poverty.</p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:35:22 +0000 Staff 43135 at http://wkms.org [VIDEOS] WKMS Presents "Living on the Line: Poverty in Western Kentucky" IL Lawmakers Return to Springfield http://wkms.org/post/il-lawmakers-return-springfield <p></p><p>Illinois lawmakers are facing the final three days of the Legislature’s fall session, but big issues like fixing state pension funds or expanding legalized gambling will probably have to wait for January action. The Senate might consider a House-approved resolution opposing wage increases for state workers this year. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:32:36 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25251 at http://wkms.org IL Lawmakers Return to Springfield Eddyville Council Members Increase Salaries http://wkms.org/post/eddyville-council-members-increase-salaries <p>Eddyville City Council members voted in a split decision this week to more than double their salaries. Council members approved the change 3 to 2. The salaries will go from 100 dollars a month to 250 dollars a month&nbsp;beginning in January with the new council term. All six council members are up for reelection this year, with eleven candidates running.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:40:26 +0000 Angela Hatton 22057 at http://wkms.org Eddyville Council Members Increase Salaries Pay Keeps Increasing for Top TVA Managers http://wkms.org/post/pay-keeps-increasing-top-tva-managers <p>Top managers at the Tennessee Valley Authority now make more than members of Congress, who are paid $174,000 annually.&nbsp; The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA is paying out nearly $30 million a year more for 155 of its top leaders since Congress removed salary limits at the federal utility in 2004.&nbsp; Former TVA Director Skila Harris said the changes have helped the utility hire qualified workers, plant managers, technicians and executives. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:42:03 +0000 AP 17365 at http://wkms.org Pay Keeps Increasing for Top TVA Managers