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Minimum wage initiative goes a buck fifty too far

Washington Initiative 1433 and its proposed $13.50 minimum wage is an understandable attempt to address the bleak reality of U.S. wage inequality. But $12 would strike a better balance, as Tacoma accomplished when it settled on a phased-in $12 minimum.

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