James A. Parrott

Local Governments Can Afford To Pay a $15 Minimum Wage
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Local Governments Can Afford To Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

Although the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to increase the federal minimum wage from the $7.25 an hour it’s been stuck at for decades, there’s little chance the Senate as currently constituted will follow suit and approve raising the minimum wage to $15 over a six-year period. In contrast to this Congressional stalemate, there’s…