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Letter: Business tax cuts could pay to increase minimum wage

Jan 6, 2020 I had drafted an amendment earlier this session, increasing the minimum wage to $10 per hour, using a business tax cut to pay for it. Three years ago, I introduced another amendment to a similar bill that would’ve raised it to $9 per hour. In both cases, both of the two major political parties balked at the $28 million a year in “lost revenue” if stores and restaurants were allowed to keep more of the meals & rooms tax revenue to fund the pay raise for entry-level workers. Both of my proposed amendments involved a good deal of research and work, and yet most of our legislators simply set the amendment aside on the table during ...