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The cheeseburger economics of the minimum wage

When talking about raising the minimum wage, opponents sometimes claim that a higher minimum wage will raise the prices of goods, especially in labor-intensive industries like restaurants. This is sometimes accompanied by a jab such as “enjoy paying $20 for a cheeseburger.” However, when actually analyzing the prices of cheeseburgers — specifically Big Macs —


[Weekly Wonk] Lawmakers talking tax cuts again | Lack of LGBTQ2S+ data | State Budget Summit going virtual

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A lack of data hinders policy efforts to address anti-LGBTQ2S+ discrimination

Given the importance of data to advocacy efforts, our state government should pursue policies that will further our understanding of anti-LGBTQ2S+ discrimination.