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The D.C. Council voted to raise the minimum wage at big box stores to $12.50 an hour despite Walmart's threat to pull out of three planned locations if the measure becomes law. The question now is whether Mayor Vincent Gray will sign the bill. The struggle over the measure points out the challenge of creating jobs that pay a living wage while also bringing affordable retail to underserved parts of the city.
Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education.