Columbus Radio Group: Democrats call for $15 minimum wage by 2025

Columbus Radio Group, March 14, 2018

COLUMBUS – Democratic lawmakers want to give Ohio’s lowest-paid workers a raise, though the proposal faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Statehouse. The legislators, flanked by workers’ advocates and progressive policy experts, announced a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage in 50-cent-an-hour steps to $15 per hour over the next seven years. ...

Business groups have already weighed in with their opposition despite a 2014 survey the lawmakers cited, from the American Sustainable Business Council and Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, which found that small business owners believe would be a boon to the economy. ...

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