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.

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  • 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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