By Mike Bebernes, Editor, Yahoo News 360
Yahoo News, July 29, 2019
What's happening: Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a bill to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025. The proposal would more than double the current national minimum wage of $7.25. That rate hasn’t increased since 2009 — it’s the longest period without a raise since the minimum wage policy was established in 1938. ...
The benefits would be seen across the U.S. economy.