Memphis City Council Member Proposes Drastic Minimum Wage Increase for Businesses That Take Corporate Welfare

At least one Memphis City Council member reportedly wants any business that accepts the city’s corporate welfare to raise their minimum wage from $13 to $21. None of the 13 Memphis City Council members returned The Tennessee Star’s requests for comment Monday.

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Memphis EDGE Reportedly Gives Corporate Welfare to AutoZone

  Memphis’ Economic Development Growth Engine has reportedly bestowed a generous amount of corporate welfare upon Auto Zone’s headquarters. This, according to The Daily Memphian, which reported the auto parts retailer will receive a 15-year payment-in-lieu of-taxes (PILOT) incentive, via EDGE. The paper also reported the company will expand its…

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