Raising Minimum Wage

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

For the first time in 10 years the House is tackling minimum wage.

The House Appropriations Committee voted last week to increase it from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour. The hike was part of a bill funding health and education programs. Unfortunately, this idea isn't likely to survive in the House.

Republicans say raising the minimum wage would cause inflation and lead to job losses.


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