Texas Democrats make case for higher statewide minimum wage

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Rep. Armando Walle has a name for the kind of money his mother made while raising five children in North Houston: misery wages. That is because Walle’s mom had to go back to work after his father walked out on their family. The best she could do, with no education and a house full of mouthes to feed, was a job at Church’s Chicken at the corner of Airline Drive and Tidwell Road, making $5.15 an hour. "That income was misery because you had to fight to either put food on the table or pay the...

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