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Reuters/Jason Redmond - A boat is seen in front of the Seattle Great Wheel in Seattle, Washington April 9, 2014.

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Seattle, Its Suburbs, and $15/Hour

May 12, 2014, Alan Berube

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recently announced a plan to raise the minimum wage in his city to $15/hour over the next few years. The plan emerged from a special business/labor advisory committee, approved by 21 out of 24 its members, after four months of hearings, academic studies, and debate . The measure awaits approval by the City Council, but the move to $15/hour in Seattle seems well underway.

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