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Letter: $16 minimum wage seems the sweet spot

  • In a mass email sent out Dec. 28, Hawaii Democratic Party Chairwoman Kealii Lopez listed raising the minimum wage, increasing funding for public education and legalizing recreational marijuana as top priorities.

Has anyone suggested a $16 per hour minimum wage (“Progressive press agenda on more staid Democrats,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 13)? A living wage for an adult in Honolulu is approximately $16 per hour, so a $16 minimum wage would put all full-time wage earners over the poverty level. Read more

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