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Policy Center Argues for Higher Minimum Wage

October 22, 2013

Huntington Herald-Dispatch – The current minimum wage standard is not cutting it, according to a report issued this month by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Read

The report, titled “Giving West Virginia Workers a Raise: Increasing the State Minimum Wage,” includes an analysis of wage statistics suggesting that the true value of minimum wage — based on adjustments for inflation — has declined from its peak of $10.72 in 1968 to $7.25 today. That’s not enough for a full-time worker to keep a family of two above the federal poverty level, the report said.