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December 11, 2003

Low Cost of "Living Wage" Laws

A great story from Utah on a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice that details how living wage laws-- requirements that contractors and recipients of economic development funds from cities and counties must pay a higher-than-minimum wage -- have improved workers lives with minimal costs to local budgets. See this chart:

(Full disclosure- I worked on this study in my day job, but it's still worth checking out :)

Posted by Nathan at December 11, 2003 12:07 PM