Minimum Wage Impact

Nevadans voted in 2004 and 2006 to amend our state Constitution to set a Nevada-only minimum wage at $1 higher than the federal minimum, and to index the minimum wage for inflation.

Critics (like me) called it a Nevada Young Adult Unemployment Act, and as reported by the state a couple of months ago, showing dead flat levels of hiring 14-18 year olds, the largest group of minimum wage earners in Nevada when you count tips.

Now comes word from another study – this one performed by the left – showing that in the three years after Nevadans amended their Constitution, incomes in the bottom 99-percent – that’s all the rest of us who aren’t in the highest-income 1% – dropped ten time worse than the national drop.

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