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Minimum wage change stirs concerns for jobs in county

By Pat Caldwell
For the Malheur Enterprise

Malheur County Commissioner Dan Joyce said he’s concerned about the short and long-term impacts of the state’s new minimum wage law locally.

He said so far he does not know of any area businesses that have decided to leave the county for states – such as Idaho – where the minimum wage is lower than Oregon. However, he said the possibility businesses will depart is a possibility.

“We get one story after another here in the courthouse about people in Nyssa looking for property in . . .