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First Coast Connect

04/27/15: Minimum Wage Increase; Dining Out For Life; The NFL Draft

At the national level, there’s a push to bump up minimum-wage rates to keep pace with today’s cost of living. Corporations like Target and Wal-Mart recently have raised their employees’ minimum wages to $9 per hour, and President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour during his 2014 State of the Union Address. And just last week Mayor Alvin Brown joined a local restaurant owner to say he supports an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

But others believe minimum wage is high enough as is and that raising it would increase unemployment.

This morning, we begin the hour with a closer look at the debate with Brian Mahoney, Labor Reporter for POLITICO and Erik Altieri, Director of Communications with the Agenda Project / AP Action Fund.

Then later, a preview of Dining Out for Life on the First Coast.

Plus, Cole Pepper discusses the NFL draft and the Jaguars’ prospects.

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Ray Hollister can be reached at, 904-358-6341 or on Twitter at @rayhollister.