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WPC releases new video: The trade-offs of a high minimum wage

Often the minimum wage debate tends to focus in on the employer. In this short, three-minute video, WPC highlights the perspectives of both the employer and employee when it comes to a high minimum wage. Click on the link below to hear from local employers and employees on what the trade-offs of an increased minimum wage means to them.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
While Sound Transit officials prepare to ask people living in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to pay billions in new taxes for more costly light rail projects, they may be experiencing nervous shock at what just happened in a neighboring city to the north.  Voters in Metro Vancouver, B.C. just handed a resounding “No” to local transit officials, coming in 62% against a proposed subway and light rail expansion project.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Completion of this year’s legislative session is on hold for the moment, and the just-completed 2015-17 state budget faces a $2 billion hole, because of a late-breaking dispute over funding for Initiative 1351, the class-size reduction initiative. 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
After the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision on King versus Burwell, proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, have not only claimed victory, but are telling the rest of the country to get over it and just accept the ACA as the law of the land. They claim that millions of people have health insurance through the ACA, that the uninsured rate is dropping and that premium price increases, at least in the individual market, are slowing.