From the Free Beacon:

Nearly half of Washington, D.C. employers said they have either laid off employees or reduced the hours of employees to adapt to the District of Columbias minimum wage hikes since 2014, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute.

The minimum wage in the District of Columbia has increased from a $8.25 hourly rate in 2014 to the current rate of $11.50 per hour. Mayor Muriel Bowseradvocated a $15 minimum wage in her State of the District address earlier this year.

Meanwhile, some are advocating increased government funding to alleviate the crisis: