Most in SC want minimum wage raised
Two-thirds of South Carolinians agree that S.C. lawmakers should pass a law raising the state’s minimum wage above the federal rate, according to a new Winthrop Poll.
That poll question, asked exclusively for The State, found 68 percent of South Carolinians think state lawmakers should raise the state’s minimum wage above the federally set $7.25 an hour.
South Carolina is one of 19 states where the lowest earners make the federal minimum wage, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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