States Take Lead in Push to Raise Minimum Wages - New York Times

Posted: 1/01/2006 by Floyd in
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Seventeen states and the District of Columbia,have acted on thier own on the minimum wage issue,since the issue has been stagnated by Republican lawmakers and business groups have argued it would drive away jobs,the last raise was in 1997,Oregon with the highest ($7.25) has twice the rate of job growth as the rest of the country. This is an issue I've harped on a lot,the "right" has had a choke hold on this since '97 and people cannot make ends meet on the wage as it is now.

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