Last year, the Seattle city-council voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over several years. It also mandated the creation of a Seattle Minimum Wage Study Team to analyze the results of the increases on wages, employment and local businesses. The study team recently released a report covering the first year of the implementation, when the minimum wage rose to $11 per hour.

It should be mandatory reading for every District policymaker:

Seattle 2015 Minimum Wage Study