January 17, 2014 12:00 AM

State has to lead way on making wages livable

In his State of the State Address, Gov. Jay Inslee joined a national conversation about income inequity — a conversation that recently preoccupied Sea-Tac and Seattle voters. The governor called for “an increase in the range of $1.50 to $2.50 an hour” in the state’s minimum wage — presently $9.32 an hour — as “a step toward closing the widening economic gap.”

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