Washington state’s minimum wage will rise to $9.04 next year, keeping it as the highest hourly rate in the nation. That’s a 37-cent-an-hour increase, which is based on a change to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, according to the state Department of Labor & Industries. Washington voters approved an initiative in 1998 tying the state minimum wage to inflation/SR. More here.
Question: Is Washington's minimum wage too high? Or is Idaho's minimum wage (federal minimum of $7.25) too low? Or both? What would be a perfect minimum wage?