Clinton to back $15 per hour for NY fast-food workers
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House would like to see Biden ‘in the boxing ring’ in 2020 House Judiciary chair subpoenas DOJ for FBI documents The suit to make Electoral College more ‘fair’ could make it worse MORE is set to back a proposal to raise New York fast-food workers’ minimum wage to $15 per hour, as progressives continue to call for her to endorse that level across the country, according to reports.

She’ll also call to almost double capital-gains taxes on investments for top-income brackets from 20 percent to 39.6 percent, a campaign aide told The Wall Street Journal. That would only impact single tax-filers making more than $413,201 or married couples filing with a $484,850 income, according to the Journal.

The policy endorsements will come during a speech in New York less than a week after a state government panel recommended that same minimum wage increase for fast-food workers, phased in faster for those in the city than the rest of the state.

Clinton has repeatedly called for a raise to the minimum wage, but she’s been loath to support a specific national policy. She’s told reporters that she believes the decision may best be left for states to individually tailor to needs.

Her two main Democratic challengers, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersCongress to require FEC report on foreign money in elections DCCC adds first black candidates to list of top candidates Hillary Clinton’s sorry apology is why she’s no champion for women MORE (I-Vt) and former Gov. Martin O’Malley (R-Md.), have both endorsed a federal $15 minimum wage for all workers in contrast and progressives have pushed her to join those calls. Sanders introduced a wage-raising bill on the Senate floor this week, and O’Malley called for “leadership” on the issue in a statement issued a week before, just hours after Clinton declined to endorse a $15 per hour national wage.

President Obama and other Democrats have coalesced around a $10.10 per hour wage.