CNBC: These states are raising their minimum wages in 2023

By Lorie Konish
CNBC, Jan 1, 2023. Also NBC4 Washington, NBC Chicago, NBC Boston, NBC Philadelphia, MSN and other outlets.

As the calendar turns to 2023, workers in more than half of all states have something to look forward to this year: a higher minimum wage. ...

Raising minimum wages can also help increase consumer demand and put money back into local economies, said Holly Sklar, CEO of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a national network of business organizations, owners and executives that support higher minimum wages.

“Putting needed raises in minimum wage workers’ pockets [is] really the most efficient way you can boost the economy,” Sklar said. “Those are the people who have to go right back around and spend it.” ...

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