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    Legislature considers $12 minimum wage

    Watch: Lawmakers are divided over what would be best for the economy and job creation.

    The state Legislature is considering proposals to raise the minimum wage in Washington to $12 as well as other bills to allow a lower minimum wage in some cases. The House Labor & Workforce Development Committee voted Wednesday 5-4 to recommend an  increase in the minimum wage. But the measure faces strong opposition in the state Senate.

    For exclusive coverage of the state government, check out Crosscut's Under the Dome page.

    Robert Mak is a principal of Seattletopstory.com and a longtime broadcast reporter in Western Washington.

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