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Mark Long Talks Minimum Wage with Yakima Herald

Posted: 10/31/2016 (CSDE in the News)

With Washington poised to vote on Initiative 1433 this month, more eyes are turning to research on the impact of raising the minimum wage. Mark Long, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Public Policy, co-authored a recent study on Seattle’s experiments with such legislation. He helped qualify the findings with the Yakima Herald recently, explaining why the study’s authors have opted to not take a public position on I-1433. Read on for Long’s statement and a additional discussion of how a change to the minimum wage could impact the regional economy.

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