The state Senate majority leader says a proposed increase in the state minimum wage is not likely to happen this session because Democrats in the House and Senate can’t agree how much to raise it. Sen. Tom Bakk says Thursday there are not enough votes among Senate Democrats.
The Minnesota Senate is ready to vote on a bill to bump up the state’s minimum wage, although not as fast as House lawmaking counterparts want.
Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers are closing in on a government-mandated raise.
Minnesota is moving towards its first minimum wage hike since 2005. The House Ways and Means Committee planned Monday to advance a bill that would bump the state’s floor wage in three steps until it hits $9.50 per hour in 2015.
A group of Minnesota restaurants is pushing the Legislature to factor tips into their proposal to boost the state’s minimum wage.
As Minnesota legislators debate raising the state’s minimum wage, Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d be comfortable with hiking the rate to $9 or $9.50 per hour.
A bill that would increase the state’s minimum wage to more than $10 an hour by 2015 passed its first test Tuesday over Republican objections that the hike would hurt businesses and the overall economy.
From a small tick up to a big bump, Minnesota lawmakers anxious to boost the state’s minimum wage start making their case to colleagues this week.
Less than 24 hours after the President Barack Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour, Minnesota Democratic lawmakers unveiled a plan of their own to raise state pay for low income workers to $9.50.
Among the priority bills in the Democratic-controlled Legislature is a proposal to raise the floor wage to $7.50 for most workers at the bottom rung beginning in August.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday she wouldn’t rule out changes to the federal minimum wage as a way to lower the cost of doing business and lure corporations back to the United States.
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