x3 The dopes in the state house will turn this into a cash cow, managed by idiots who can get a real job.And layabouts will have another excuse,not to work. Companies may end up dropping benefits if the state picks up the tab for time off. Its one more step towards socialism.
The $15 wage will be another mess. Sounds great in the short term for low wage earners. Then the price of all goods goes up and you still get morons at the work place who cant make change, make coffee, dig a ditch or move, costing the employer $15/hr plus.
Summer jobs for high school and college kids will be harder to find.
I've already seen companies cut back full time positions to PT so they can pay the wage but wont have to pay benefits now that they have mostly PT help. Why hire one person at 40/ hrs plus health insurance, plus other benefits when you can hire two for 20 hours and pay wages only?