Why a Minimum Wage Increase Would be Good for Texas
Don Baylor /(512) 320-0222 x 108
October 11, 2006
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Hundreds of thousands of Texas workers earn the minimum wage ($5.15 an hour) or just slightly above. The minimum wage is a poverty wage. Someone working full time on the minimum wage and supporting just himself would only earn a pre-tax income of $10,712 a year. A minimum-wage worker trying to support his family would need to work multiple jobs and rely on significant public assistance, and even then probably wouldnâ€™t make ends meet.