Nicholas Reinarts

Nicholas Reinarts

Nicholas Reinarts is a Ph.D. Fellow in the Political Economy Research Institute in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He has Spina Bifida. Follow him on Twitter @ReinartsEcon, and you can find his academic biography and contact information here.

A group of workers at an Opportunity Village employment resource center. (Photo courtesy of Opportunity Village)

Commentary: Minimum wage for disabled Tennesseans is a well-intended but misguided solution

By: - April 8, 2022

A new bill to mandate that disabled Tennesseans receive the federal minimum wage will harm the progress of workers with disabilities. This well-intended but misguided legislation risks reducing job opportunities for the disabled and fails to address the underlying causes of the disabled pay gap, educational achievement, and healthcare costs.  The bill makes a noble […]