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It’s time for state minimum wage hike

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In last month’s State of the Union address, President Obama announced his support for an increase in the federal minimum wage, which currently stands at $7.25 an hour. An increase to $9 an hour, as the president proposed, would be a step up for millions of people working full time, yet living in conditions of poverty that, as the greatest economic superpower ever, we should find appalling. Unfortunately, it’s not going to make it through ...


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