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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

It’s a conversation happening in many states all over the country: raise minimum wage or keep it the same?

Earlier this month, City Council proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage from $8.10 an hour to $15 an hour.

Currently, Ohio’s minimum wage is $8.10 — $0.85 higher than the federal rate of $7.25.

Councilman Zack Reed supports the hike, but says it’s the timeline that concerns him.

“We should do something about raising the minimum wage, but to raise it to $15 in one full swoop would not be the best prudent way of getting those individuals who deserve a raise, a raise,” he said.

Economists say there’s never been an increase of this magnitude anywhere. If the city passes this ordinance by Jan. 1, 2017, Cleveland would have the highest minimum wage in the country.

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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