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One State Is Trying To Prevent Walmart From Double Dipping In Your Wallet

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 19:  Walmart customers exit from the store on February 19, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  The Walmart company
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Walmart customers exit from the store on February 19, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The Walmart company announced Thursday that it will raise the wages of its store employees to $10 per hour by next February, bringing pay hikes to an estimated 500,000 workers. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The minimum wage battle has been at the front and center of the current news cycle, and at the end of April, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.) introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour (and eliminate the low tipped minimum wage). New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also just took steps to raise the wage for fast food workers in his state, and cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Oakland have recently implemented higher minimum wages as well.

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