SALEM Ore. The Oregon Restaurant Association and other business groups last week lobbied in support of proposed state legislation that would have halted automatic inflation-based minimum wage increases. But despite their efforts, the bill is not expected to proceed, and the stateâ€™s minimum wage will continue to rise based on inflation rates. In public hearings here last week, restaurant association officials argued that the stateâ€™s high minimum wage is partly to blame for Oregonâ€™s ...
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