Lunch Links

Lunch Links Tuesday

Hope your week is getting off to a good start! This lunch links is going to meander, buckle your seat belts now.

The Department of Health and Human Services is under scrutiny again by lawmakers, and you can watch the legislative oversight hearing live on WRAL. This time lawmakers are hearing about the progress of the troubled NC Tracks, the new Medicaid billing system. NC Policy Watch reporter Sarah Ovaska is tweeting from the hearing. Click here to follow Sarah’s tweets.

In the news of Seriously??, a Wal-Mart in Cleveland, Ohio is collecting food donations for its own employees. The majority of Wal-Mart employees bring in less than $25k per year and many qualify for food stamps, according to MSNBC.

Maybe pay them a living wage?

In the news of Wow, Switzerland, up in arms over the high salaries paid to CEOs, plans to vote on a referendum that would limit the pay of top executives to just 12 times that of the lowest-paid employees at the same firm.

In the news of Oh man I hope so, Monty Python is planning to reunite for a stage show for the first time in decades.

4 Comments


  1. Jim Wiseman

    November 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Tell me again what a “living wage” is?

  2. Alan

    November 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    >$7.50 or so an hour….

  3. Jim Wiseman

    November 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Says who?

  4. Alan

    November 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Says me, did you not read my post? Tell me, what do YOU think a living wage is?

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