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$15 Wage Initiative Winning In Early Vote Count

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SEATTLE (AP) - An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many workers in SeaTac is winning.
    
An early vote count Tuesday showed the measure carrying 54 percent of the vote. Because Washington state votes entirely by mail, more ballots are left to count.
    
The proposal would require a $15 minimum wage for many workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Proponents say the plan will support the local economy while opponents express concern about the impacts on businesses.
    
The campaign drew national attention from unions who have been pushing a broader campaign to increase the minimum wage around the country. National business groups contributed in opposition of the measure.
    
Washington has the nation's highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

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