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The next step after Covid relief: relieving employers of health insurance costs — and allowing them to finally pay workers $15/hour


Why the $15 minimum wage failed—and why it’s so damn hard for the Senate to get anything done

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A 10-point checklist to help you determine when conservative groups are trying to feed you disinformation on minimum-wage increases

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Democrats all support a minimum-wage hike, even though it’s not clear such a policy is an effective way to fight poverty

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Democrats are divided over a new bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

January 16, 2019 — Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the Raise the Wage act in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

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