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Democrats Unveil Bill to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15

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LifeZette cited Policy Analyst Trey Kovacs on minimum wage:

Minimum wage research has been fairly mixed in terms of impact The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and others have found the increased cost of labor is likely to reduce employment opportunities. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free-market nonprofit, found it will also impact younger and low-skilled workers the worst.

“Research finds that a national $15 minimum wage will cost millions of workers their livelihood and impact young and low-skill individuals the most,” CEI labor policy analyst Trey Kovacs told LifeZette. “This is a solution in search of a problem, because most workers already earn above the federal minimum wage, and most who do not are under the age of 25.”

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