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Minimum wage hike weaves through Minnesota House
Many Minnesota workers would get a pay hike, extra time to spend with newborns and recently adopted children and more overtime pay in the minimum wage bill that is headed to the House floor.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Minnesota among states negotiating minimum wage hikes
MINNESOTA -- State lawmakers are taking President Obama's advice and not waiting on congress to raise the minimum wage.
Friday, March, 07, 2014 - - First News

Minnesota lawmakers agree on new minimum wage
After weeks of debate Minnesota lawmakers have come to an agreement on a new minimum wage.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Revised MN minimum wage bill approved by senate
Restaurant owners and city leaders in East Grand Forks say they're happier with a revised Minnesota Senate version of a bill to increase the minimum wage.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Minimum wage remains on Minnesota legislative agenda
ST. PAUL -- President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech promise to "give Americans a raise" raised the hopes of Minnesotans who want the state minimum wage increased.
Friday, January, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those undergoing training, teens and some foreign workers.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - First News

State, federal minimum wage laws finds new attention
A national debate over raising the minimum wage turned into a local one this week, when Minnesota lawmakers announced plans to increase the state
Saturday, April, 12, 2014 - WDAY - News

Obama to sign order on federal minimum wage hike
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour starting next year, the White House said.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

Increase in Minnesota's minimum wage to be hot topic in Minnesota legislative session
Thousands of Minnesotans could see more money in their paychecks soon. An increase in the state's minimum wage will be a hot button issue in the Minnesota legislative session that begins Tuesday.
Tuesday, February, 25, 2014 - WDAZ - News

MN minimum wage bill negotiations to resume
ST. PAUL -- Public bargaining is resuming over Minnesota's minimum wage. A House-Senate conference committee trying to forge a deal is scheduled to convene on Tuesday. The committee hasn't met since early in March after getting bogged down.
Tuesday, March, 25, 2014 - Associated Press - First News

Minnesota lawmakers boost minimum wage to $9.50
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's minimum wage will climb to $9.50 by 2016 and go up automatically in future years under legislation bound for Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Associated Press - News

Sen. Al Franken weighs in on the minimum wage debate in Minnesota
The battle to raise the federal minimum wage is on, and Minnesota Senator Al Franken is weighing in. Franken is backing a Senate bill to raise the wage from its current $7.25 an hour up to $10.10 an hour.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Obama hits the road to sell minimum wage, savings proposals
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday set out to highlight his initiatives to fight income disparity with visits to a big-box wholesaler and a steel plant a day after launching a renewed push to raise minimum wage for millions of poor Americans.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - Reuters - News

Report: $9.50 minimum wage in Minnesota would give raise to 357,000
MOORHEAD, Minn. – With new research in hand they say disproves some myths about the harm a minimum wage increase may have, advocacy groups are renewing their push for a floor pay bump in Minnesota next year.
Friday, November, 01, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Minnesota Senate approves $9.50 minimum wage
ST. PAUL –- Supporters of raising the state minimum wage say a bill senators passed Wednesday would boost 357,000 Minnesotans’ pay. The measure that passed 35-31 would raise the wage floor to $9.50 an hour at large businesses in three years. The Democratic-controlled House is expected to pass the bill as early as Thursday, and Gov. Mark Dayton says he supports it.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service, INFORUM - First News

Officials say U.S. minimum wage hike would kill jobs but alleviate poverty
WASHINGTON - Raising the U.S. minimum wage would lead to the loss of about half a million jobs by late 2016 but lift almost a million Americans out of poverty, the Congressional Budget Office forecast in a report on Tuesday that reignited debate over one of President Barack Obama's top priorities this year.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

Fast-food workers walk off jobs, rally for higher minimum wage
Fast-food workers in hundreds of cities across the United States kicked off a day of strikes and rallies on Thursday to demand a higher minimum wage. The largest job actions were expected in New York and Washington, organizers said.
Thursday, December, 05, 2013 - Reuters - News

Dayton says he'd 'settle for' $9.50 minimum wage
On the same day California's governor signed a bill upping the state's minimum wage to $10 within three years, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton made clear it he'd be disappointed if the Legislature doesn't push up his state's wage floor next session.
Thursday, September, 26, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Boehner warns Obama about exceeding authority
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says President Barack Obama likely has the authority to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. But the speaker warned against any other unilateral steps that could encroach on the Constitution.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Associated Press - News

Budget office: Wage hike would raise pay for 16.5M
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst says raising the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and Democrats want would raise earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016. But it would also reduce employment by roughly 500,000 workers.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Associated Press - News

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