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Study: Raising Minimum Wage Would Make WV Economy Work Better

October 18, 2013

West Virginia Public News Service – Raising the minimum wage would help the state’s working poor and in the process, improve the economy for everyone, according to a new analysis. Read

 Sean O’Leary, policy analyst with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, is the author of the new report, Giving West Virginia’s Workers a Raise.

 It highlights a big gap between rich and poor that is dragging both groups down.

 O’Leary says boosting wages at the bottom would help more than 100,000 of the people who need it most.