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Federal minimum wage hike would affect states differently -- and that's a plus for Democrats

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The typical laundry worker in Pascagoula, Miss., made just $8.67 an hour in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Someone working the same job in Seattle, however, earned $11.94 an hour — nearly 40 percent more. The minimum wage proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, a $10.10 hourly rate, would affect most fast-food workers in places like Pascagoula, but not in...

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