WHAT THE MINIMUM WAGE? Portland Hikes it Up to $14.75

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 9.30.53 AMGood luck trying to find employers who will pay for that.

Gov. Kate Brown signed historic increases to the minimum wage into law Wednesday, claiming a major win for Democrats and promising to uplift the working poor.

Speaking to reporters in her ceremonial office at the Capitol, Brown said the bill is a well-crafted compromise between labor groups and businesses that demonstrates Oregon’s wise culture of governing.

“I am extremely proud of the collaborative spirit of the stakeholder groups that worked to develop this legislation,” Brown said.

Read more: Oregon Live

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