BEGINNING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JULY OF THIS, BRAND NEW 2018, JACKSON AND JOSEPHINE COUNTIES WILL BE HIKING THE MINIMUM WAGE. MINIMUM WAGE EARNERS IN JACKSON COUNTY WILL SEE AN INCREASE TO $10.75, WHILE THOSE IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY WILL SEE A RAISE TO $10.50. NATURALLY THERE ARE THOSE BUSINESS OWNERS BOTH, IN FAVOR AND OPPOSED TO THIS INCREASE. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY IT’S A BENEFIT, WHILE THOSE OPPOSED BELIEVE THEY’LL HAVE TO RAISE PRICES ON THEIR GOODS.