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Activists: Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough

This July marks one year since Washington, DC raised its minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $9.50. But Renee Patterson, who has worked as a teacher’s aide for minimum wage for 10 years, says it hasn'y made much of a difference for her. “I didn’t even really know they had an increase,” she admitted. “Staying on a certain budget, you just do everything according to that budget, even if you get a nickle or a dime more.” Patterson said her budget didn’t allow for whole a lot. She lives...

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