Wapello County considers boosting minimum wage

Aug. 7, 2016
Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA —Wapello County is prepared to take on the minimum wage battle.

"We've waited for them: The federal government has been unable to pass any legislation, and state government has shown no serious interest in addressing this," said Wapello County Supervisor Steve Siegel.

"You can't live on $7.25 an hour," Siegel said. "I think a person who works 40 hours a week ought to be able to live on it."

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Areas with high levels of organic agriculture activity showed reduced levels of poverty by an average of 1.3 percentage points, and increased median household incomes by an average of $2,000

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