In local media, opposition to higher wages will always be focused on concern for not for profits, which get that attractive moniker because of their status with the tax code.
Mandated higher wages will have an effect there but consider the oft forgotten portion of the economy, small business.
The 50% overnight hike in the restaurant minimum wage is costing one eatery owner I talked to an extra $30K in 2016. For larger establishments, the affect on the cost structure is even more.
Now you can argue these businesses shouldn't have a statutory exemption funded by tips, but that's the system in place and costs for many go up. Others in the industry who have paid above the regular minimum will now face market pressure to pay more.
Hospitals and NFPs have some of the widest income spreads between who they employ and their upper management, but they will have the ear of the MSM on this issue.
Note to liberals. Income disparity is not cured by upping the bottom end in this manner.
Unless of course, those in the upper jobs take a cut to help fund the higher wages mandated at the bottom.
I hear crickets.