Feb 20, 2014 at 10:16 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) When the 2014 Minnesota legislative session opens next week, Democrats will place a high priority on nailing down a higher minimum wage.
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy of St. Paul tells KNSI News that is one of the top issues on her checklist for the session.
Last year, the House agreed to raise the entry-level wage to $9.50 an hour, and the Senate bill called for a bump to $7.75, but in the end, they could not find middle ground, and the state's minimum wage remained at $6.15 an hour.
Murphy says she, "reallly hopes we stick closer to $9.50." She says data shows, "Minnesota families would benefit and propser from a minimum wage that's set a little higher."
She says a minimum wage of $9.50 an hour would be enough to, "support Minnesota families."
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