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Minimum wage challenge: Don’t forget the benefits

A single parent earning minimum wage has access to resources of roughly $45,000 a year, including benefits such as state and federal earned income tax credits, food stamps, and childcare subsidies. This is an amount roughly equivalent to the after-tax resources of someone who earns a salary of $52,000.

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Border county senators dissent on $15 minimum wage

While businesses and workers all across Vermont will be harmed if the $15 minimum wage mandate passes, the repercussions in border counties will be much more severe. Grocery stores operating in New Hampshire will have an unprecedented competitive advantage over Vermont grocery stores.