"It's going to end up hurting the people it's supposed to help"

• Steve Reppucci is a former computer software designer who 10 years ago co-founded Mad Maggie’s Ice Cream shop (Maggie’s his wife). He says most of his 15 to 25 employees (the number depends on the season) are students who work part time to cover incidental costs. They don’t see the big picture, he says. “When I tell them about (the proposed rise in) the minimum wage, they say, ‘Oh, that’s great!’ They don’t think about what it’ll be like when they’re one of three people on a shift in the summer, instead of five.”

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