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Mario M. Scavello

Anthony and Jennifer Brocato: Increasing the minimum wage can benefit small businesses

Our family owns and operates a business in Pen Argyl. Some corporate special-interest groups drown out the voices of small business owners like us, claiming that all business would suffer from raising the minimum wage. But based on our experiences, we believe that we can't afford for our Legislature not to raise the minimum wage. We own a coffee shop called Pies to Die For Cafe, and with a family of six, we worked in the private sector for years and saved up to build our house and start a business. Now we find ourselves struggling like so much of the Slate Belt. Our area has a lot of commuters who spend their money in New Jersey and Philadelphia, and the jobs that are here are...

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