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Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour. Many other states are said to be considering a hike. We’ll talk about minimum wage rates across the country and implications for America’s working poor.
- Jeanne Mejeur research manager, legislative information services, National Conference of State Legislatures
- Richard Burkhauser professor of policy analysis and professor of economics, Cornell University
- Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.
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