Washington has the highest minimum wage in America, at $9.19 an hour, but that’s not enough – now, a Seattle campaign is pushing to make it $15. An U.S. Chamber of Commerce study says that a higher minimum wage would lead to low-wage job losses, as business owners would likely cut low-wage jobs altogether in order to save money. However, economist Chris Benner refutes this claim, saying that although small businesses would be more impacted by a minimum wage hike, overall the economy would benefit from an influx of citizens with more spending power.

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