The Oregon House is expected to vote quickly on whether an ambitious (to some) graduated increase to Oregon’s minimum wage law will become the law of the Beaver State.
A House committee voted predictably along party lines Monday, with GOP members adamantly opposed claiming it would hurt the economy, not help it. But supporters say any harm to business would be more than compensated for by preventing hundreds of thousands of Oregon workers from falling deeper into poverty and having to rely even more on food stamps and other social services.
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