"My bills are getting higher and my paychecks getting lighter, but I'll take it...one day at a time."

~Dale Watson, 2015 country album Call Me Insane

In New York where the entry-level fast food workers earn $16,920 per year, the governor has convened a wage board to evaluate whether fast-food workers are adequately paid. In Hamilton County, fast-food workers average about $12,150 per year, but the governor is bound by the minimum wage rates set out in the Ohio Constitution.

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McDonald’s (creative commons)