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Frustrated by a lack of success on the federal level, advocates for raising the minimum wage have in recent years instead focused their energies on states and specific cities around the nation. Those efforts have proven far more fruitful: while the federal...
Twenty-nine states have laws setting minimum wage rates above the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour. Washington’s rate, at $9.47, is the highest. Fourteen states have minimum wages that are the same as the federal rate. Only Georgia and Wyoming...
With lawmakers in both parties reluctant to endorse his proposed carbon cap-and-trade plan during the recently-ended legislative session, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) last week ordered the state Department of Ecology to instead develop a statewide cap...