Minimum Wage Becomes Selling Point For Both Sides In Presidential Race

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A woman holds banners in support of a $15 minimum wage as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a event at the Javitz Center in New York on April 4, 2016. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s not just about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Democrats are relying on battleground-state ballot initiatives like minimum wage to excite voters and get them out to the polls, while Republicans use the topic to raise funds for their campaigns.

NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss why minimum wage has become a major issue for voters — especially in two key swing states — and why the system for setting the minimum wage won’t change any time soon.


Marilyn Geewax, NPR senior business editor. She tweets @geewaxnpr.

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