On January 1st, Ohio's minimum wage increased by a dime to seven dollars and ninety-five cents per hour. Ohio is among a handful of states that have set their minimum wage level higher than the federal minimum. But many still are critical because they question whether minimum wage is a living wage. Still others question the idea of a minimum wage altogether. Coming up, we'll talk about the the pros and cons of the minimum wage and its relationship to a living wage, whether they are the same thing or a case of never the twain shall meet.
Amy Glasmeier, Professor of Economic Geography and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amy Hanauer, executive director of Policy Matters Ohio
Greg R. Lawson, Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst at the Buckeye Institute