Recently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost the country 1.4 million jobs. Democrats attempted to push forward a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package with a provision to raise the minimum wage to that level, but were thwarted when the Senate parliamentarian decided the provision should not be included.
The $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Wasn’t The Only Job-Killer In The Dems’ Stimulus Package
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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter