Should the General Assembly follow Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s lead and increase the state’s minimum wage again in the coming year?

JOB KILLER? Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a call by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to raise the state's minimum wage in 2020 to $11.10 per hour. Many businesses feel that it will lead to less hiring if it is put in place. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
JOB KILLER? Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a call by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to raise the state's minimum wage in 2020 to $11.10 per hour. Many businesses feel that it will lead to less hiring if it is put in place. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
After going up for a second consecutive year to $10.50 per hour at the beginning of 2019, there is talk about adding another 60 cents to the state’s minimum wage in the fiscal 2020 budget. Advocates point to the fact that there is now data that contradicts the long-standing talking point that raising the minimum…

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