Results of the annual poll of small business owners in Washington state that were released today rejected the idea of increasing the state’s minimum wage to pre-empt local cities doing the same thing.
National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest small-business association, polls its 8,000 Washington members on state and national issues each year.
Only 11 percent of survey respondents agreed that the state minimum wage should be raised in exchange for prohibiting local governments from adopting their own employment ordinances. Voting No were 78 of those who completed the survey.
Almost nine-out-of-10 respondents turned “thumbs-down” on a state low carbon fuel standard and a carbon tax. Those are two elements of the governor’s climate initiative proposal.
“I’m hoping legislators take note of the views emanating from the Main Streets of their districts, before making their choices,” said Patrick Connor, state NFIB director.