The Daily Press polled its online readers, asking what action should be taken with the minimum wage?
Of 271 respondents, 55 percent, of 148 voters, said it should be raised to at least $10 per hour. Forty-six respondents, or 17 percent, said the minimum wage should be eliminated altogether. Thirty-six voters, or 13 percent, indicated the minimum wage should stay where it is, $7.25 per hour. Twenty-one voters, or 8 percent, believe the minimum wage should be set in increments, according to the size and/or profitability of the company. Twelve respondents, or 4 percent, are undecided. Six voters, or 2 percent, indicated the minimum wage should be set in increments, according to worker age. Two voters, or 1 percent, believe the minimum wage should be lowered.