So that's interesting. I'm extremely impressed that Murray kept his promise and did this so quickly. I believe the old minimum wage in Seattle was $10, so this is quite significant.


What's funny is back when Jay Inslee was just a representative, I volunteered for him. I met him at a couple town meetings with maybe a couple dozen people in attendance. He basically said "okay, guys, what are your concerns?" and I said "a livable minimum wage."

He just stared at me for a minute. Here's a polished career politician, representing Seattle most of his life, and I'd just delivered something so completely out of left field he had no idea how to respond.

That was only ten years ago. How times have changed.

posted by flagamuffin: 1687 days ago