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DeLeo wary of minimum wage hike for Mass.

Business costs must also be cut, House leader says

House leaders are balking at a Senate proposal that would give Massachusetts the highest minimum wage in the nation, warning that it would be a mistake unless the state also cuts costs for businesses by overhauling the state’s unemployment insurance system.

“Right now, the whole proposal, as far as we’re concerned, is still in flux,” Speaker Robert A. DeLeo told the Globe in an interview in a State House hallway.

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