Legislators, judges and minimum-wage earners all deserve a raise

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

In a year of state constitutional amendments for stem cell research, tobacco taxes and raising the minimum wage, Amendment 7 gets little attention.

In fact, I am starting to feel sorry for it. It doesn’t even have a catch phrase. Well, let’s fix that right now. How about we call it the “Fair Compensation Act” to more easily convey its purpose. How about a campaign slogan to go along with the new name? “Vote for 7 on the 7th” has a nice…