Minnesota Senate approves minimum wage increase

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#1 May 8, 2013
Another job killer bill gets passed by the DFL Senate.

Now on to the Conference Committee to see how many jobs the Libs can actually kill.


Minnesota Senate approves minimum wage increase

Associated Press
06:30:03 PM CDT

Competing minimum wage bills are splitting Minnesota DFLers on an issue they consider a priority this legislative session.

The Minnesota Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to bring the wage floor up to $7.75 per hour by August 2015. That's a step up from $6.15 now, a rate that is below the federal standard. It passed on a 39-28 party-line vote.

Last week, the House approved a bill to raise the minimum wage in three steps until it hits $9.50 an hour in 2015. Future increases would be automatic and based on inflation.

Negotiators from the two chambers have until May 20 to find common ground.

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton says he would support a minimum wage bill that sets the rate between $9 and $9.50 per hour.


Seattle, WA

#2 May 8, 2013
HORRIBLE !!! A living wage MUST BE STOPPED !!


Must be hard being a loser dick....

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 9, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Must be hard being a loser dick....
You make it look easy to the rest of us. From our vantage, it can't take too much effort on your part.

Seattle, WA

#4 May 9, 2013
AN insult from you is bliss, being I respect you less than poo....

PS- GOOG was a nice tip, THANKS LOSER ~

Seattle, WA

#5 May 9, 2013
Is the "rest" of you, all your monikers?

Poor child, sitting in the cheap seats and "pot shooting" seems right ??

Good for you, you deserve a life, like that.

Thanks for BA & GooG, you're the "best".

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