Minimum wage initiatives will hit the ballot this fall

Minimum wage initiatives will hit the ballot this fall

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Seattle’s $15 per hour minimum wage mandate could be just the beginning. The National Restaurant Association reports that other cities and states may soon follow suit.

Citizens of Alaska (a raise to $9.75) and South Dakota (a jump to $8.25) will vote on minimum wage increases this fall. Similar measures may also be on the

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