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March 24, 2005

West Wing on Minimum Wage

Want to know how fighting for state minimum wage laws could help pass a federal minimum wage increase? The West Wing last night had this line by Senator Vinik, the fictional GOP Senator and Presidential nominee:

We have Republican Senators in seven states with higher minimum wages than the federal level...We don't want jobs moving to lower wage states.

This is a good argument for how progressives can use state policy to leverage federal policy change.

Posted by Nathan at March 24, 2005 09:48 AM