Steve Scher talks with Harold Meyerson, editor at large of The American Prospect and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, about the demographic shift happening in America's largest cities and the progressive politics that have followed.
Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank. Topics of the week include Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's proposal for a minimum wage hike that will be going to the City Council, downtown May Day activities, and the search for a new Seattle chief of police.
The group 15 Now is seeking a ballot measure to raise Seattle’s minimum wage as quickly as possible, without the phase-ins of Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal.
That group’s name was evident on dozens of red signs at the traditional May Day rally for immigration reform. The signs made common cause with those marchers, calling for the wage hike and an end to deportations.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and his Income Inequaltiy Committee have not yet reached an agreement in raising the minimum wage.
Murray was expected to announce an initial proposal for the City Council at a press conference Thursday afternoon, but said that though the committee had reached an agreement in principle, there was not yet a viable proposal.