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Easing the Pain: Let States Opt Out of a Minimum Wage Hike

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Sherk

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Labor; increase; Paygo

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Giving states the ability to keep their minimum wages at levels appropriate to local conditions would minimize the toll that a higher minimum wage would exact on low-income workers.