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Statehouse Minority Leaders disagree on minimum wage increase

posted on January 10, 2014

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Statehouse Minority Leaders Sen. Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) and Rep. Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) disagree on whether to raise the minimum wage in Iowa. Dix proposes taxing income less, or not at all, and says a minimum wage increase could hurt small businesses. Smith says Democrats will indeed propose a minimum wage hike and says tax credits and other tax reforms can help businesses.

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