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Minimum wage increase is wrong way to ring in New Year | The State Journal

These have been a difficult few years for the West Virginia economy. The coal industry is under attack by the Environmental Protection Agency and West Virginia jobs have borne the brunt of the affront. As coal-producing states fight the heavy hand of the federal government to keep their mines open and employees working, some state lawmakers are making matters worse by increasing the cost of some of the remaining jobs.