https://thehill.com/policy/finance/448499-centrist-democrats-raise-concerns-about-15-minimum-wage Interesting article and I kind of agree. In my opinion the minimum wage needs to go up with inflation each year but raising it to high will have negative impacts, especially on small businesses and traditional retailers. SF, NYC, and DC need to be at the $15 an hour but Harrisburg, Iowa City, and even Tuscon probably don't. The Fair minimum wage act of 2007 set the current rate of $7.25. Considering that is 12 years ago it probably needs to grow. Based on 1.5% inflation a year over the 12 years the rate should be $8.67 an hour now and $8.80 in 2020. I would support a bill moving the level to $8.75 in 2020 with an annual adjustment based on CPI. Maybe something like the avg of the CPI over the past 5 years to avoid a big jump based on a high 1 year CPI. Then places like NYC and SF can establish higher rates for their jurisdictions.