News More than a quarter of the jobs in Spokane County pay less than $12.23 an hour. Initiative 1433 would change that, impacting fast food joints and coffee stands in particular. We’ve written a lot about the minimum-wage hikes proposed by Initiative 1433 — reaching $13.50 by 2020 — but so far, we haven’t really gotten into just how big that change would be for Spokane County.
In other words, just how many local jobs would have their pay structure altered because of the initiative? And how much would that cost local businesses?
This week, Anneliese Vance-Sherman, the regional economist for […]