In a recent interview, Jay Inslee danced around the issue of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage hike, but eventually expressed his support. The Columbian,
“Washingtonians have a front row seat to the minimum wage experiment that is playing out across the nation. And if Gov. Jay Inslee has his say, it won’t only be the city of Seattle — where the city council recently approved gradually boosting the wage to the nation’s highest at $15 an hour — that gets in on the game.
“I think we ought to have a minimum wage that reflects one fundamental principle: If you work 40 hours, you work hard and you give your employer everything you got — you ought to have a livable wage in our state. Our state minimum wage will not support that right now,” Inslee told The Columbian’s editorial board, noting he will be urging state lawmakers to once again raise the minimum wage this upcoming legislative session.”