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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Why Democrats Are Suddenly Talking About Minimum Wage

We’re hearing a lot these days about raising the minimum wage.

President Obama talked about it in his State of the Union address last month. Voters in SeaTac, Washington, which surrounds the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, approved a $15-an-hour base wage last fall. And there’s a push now to adopt the same in Seattle. Even in Idaho, there’s a minimum wage campaign afoot.

It turns out this is no accident — it’s part of a national effort to put the issue before politicians and voters. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Austin Jenkins of Northwest News Network reports on the national effort to put the issue before politicians and voters.

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