Annie Lowrey, New York Times Economic Policy Reporter
Topic: Economists differ on whether raising the minimum wage hurts/helps the economy. President Obama during his State of the Union Address called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. Several states have already acted to raise the hourly wage.
Jennifer Erickson, Center for American Progress Competitiveness & Economic Growth Director and Chris Edwards, Cato Institute Fiscal Policy Studies Director
Topic: A look at the job creation proposals outlined by President Obama in his State of the Union Address. We’ll focus on manufacturing, infrastructure, climate and renewable energy, immigration and education.
Jefferson Keel, National Congress of American Indians President
Topic: Guest will talk about the “State of Indian Nations” and the tribes’ relationship with the federal government, the Violence Against Women Act and other legislation facing Congress that affects Native Americans, and social and cultural success and challenges in Indian Country.