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The Boston Globe reports this morning that Hawaii lawmakers have agreed to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2018. The formal vote is scheduled for later this week.

According to the Globe, "This will make Hawaii the third state after Connecticut and Maryland to raise its minimum wage to $10.10/hour this year … As of Jan 1, 2014, the federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. Twenty-one states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour. Four states, Wyoming, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Georgia, have lower minimum wages below the federal wage floor."
KC's View:
Two reactions to this story.

One … whatever the motivations and intentions, simply raising the minimum wage will do little to address the problems of income inequity in this country.

Two … 2018?