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Weekly Address

03.15.2019

Minimum Wage in Arkansas

In the election last fall, the voters of Arkansas approved an increase in the state’s minimum wage. It will rise to $11 an hour by January 2021. Some non-profit organizations, small businesses, and others are concerned that a mandatory increase in wages will hurt their operations and even their ability to survive. I understand their concerns. That is why I expressed reservations about the minimum-wage increase when it was on the ballot. But the...


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