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Why isn’t the Star Tribune covering the DFL push to raise the minimum wage?

by SLP1986 on February 5, 2013 · 2 comments

The DFL looks to be making a serious push to raise the minimum wage.

Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley chairs the Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs, which had their first meeting on Monday.

I really hope they can get this accomplished as I believe this will help our economy.

Does anyone know when the hearings are that Ryan Winkler will be having?

Adam T, Saint Louis Park Class of 2004

dan.burns February 6, 2013 at 5:37 am

the status of legislation via this website:

Click on “Bill Summaries” for lists of what’s been introduced, and you can track any individual bills from there.  It’s a reasonably user-friendly site, though you may need to exercise some tolerance for frustration, at first.  As of this posting, I don’t think anything has actually been introduced on the minimum wage increase, yet.  But it will be.

SLP1986 February 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I am just learning how to navigate the Minnesota legislature website but have learned to the point of knowing how to get email alerts from Senate committees and bill tracking.  I see that a minimum wage increase bill is now in the senate and has been referred to one of the senate committees.  The increase is only to $7.50, yuck.   I will be following close attention to the Select committee and any proposed minimum wage bills, Minnesotas first senate select committee since the early 1990′s.

If a person running a business can’t afford to pay its workers at least $10 then that person shouldn’t be running a business.

- Adam  

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