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Toledo Blade: Brown urges raising U.S. minimum wage

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Toledo Blade: Brown urges raising U.S. minimum wage

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown touted the benefits of raising the federal minimum wage on Tuesday and said low-income people are struggling to make ends meet across the county.

Mr. Brown (D., Ohio) was stumping in Bowling Green for the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The act also would provide cost-of-living increases, as well as increase the base wage for people working jobs in which they get tips.

“No reasonable study shows that it costs jobs,” Mr. Brown said of raising the minimum wage. He said adults — who make up 80 percent of the people who make the minimum wage — would benefit from a higher standard of living.

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