Oregon raises minimum wage by 50 cents
Kate Brown signs minimum wage bill into law
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon minimum-wage workers will see a 50-cent increase in their hourly pay starting July 1.
At a signing ceremony for the bill Wednesday, Gov. Kate Brown said increasing the state's $9.25 minimum wage was her top priority for the 2016 legislative session.
Working Oregonians who have trouble affording basic necessities can get "a little closer to the American dream,” she said. Before taxes, it would grant a full-time minimum-wage worker an immediate $20 raise each week, but graduated increases could give the state the highest... read more
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