They’ve done the heavy lifting on transportation, medical marijuana, heroin overdoses, getting guns from abusers, and cutting the wage gap.
WASHINGTON — Pawlenty told Politico that Republicans should back a “reasonable” minimum wage hike.
Sen. Chris Eaton worked hard on the minimum wage bill, but her position was closer to the House. In the end, she was denied the honor of her name on the bill.
If you are looking at over $50 for lunch for four people every time you go out to eat, even at a McDonald’s, you’re not going to see as many people eating out.
It’s official: 325,000 Minnesotans will get a raise.
Powerful DFLers propose making amending the Constitution harder … as they propose several constitutional amendments.
Supporters are expected to rally at the Capitol for the 2:30 p.m. signing, even though legislators are off for the Easter/Passover break.
GOP candidates assert near-total power to suspend automatic pay hikes — and at least one expert agrees.
The fight in the blue-collar city is aiming at a higher level than Minnesota’s minimum-wage debate. Activists there are seeking a $15-an-hour “livable wage.’’
Monday’s deal on automatic pay hikes produces much smaller pay hikes than the Legislature has approved traditionally — depending on when you start counting.
‘Indexing’ held up the DFL’s push for a higher minimum wage. The ultimate deal hinged on a number of caveats, caps and delays that could cause trouble in the future.
Missing hikers; horse thieves; Legacy Fund likers; priest conviction overturned; and more.
The House-Senate proposal hikes Minnesota’s $6.15 minimum for 360,000 workers, with automatic pay hikes, but some benefits are delayed or capped and a hostile governor can annually kill the hikes.
The governor and House Democrats oppose such a ballot question, saying voters expect legislators to do their job and decide the issue.
In resolving the dispute, there’s no sense in getting hung up over how to measure inflation.
The biggest obstacle remains whether — and how — to adjust the wage for inflation. DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler and House conferees are suggesting a different way.
WASHINGTON — How hard is it going to be to pass a minimum-wage hike through Congress this year? Look no further than a Klobuchar press conference for the answer.
The vast majority of diseases are much more common among the poor and near-poor at all ages.
What do you think the great political pied piper Frank Luntz would have to say about Democratic politicians’ love affair with the term “indexing?”
There’s a common belief among DFL House members and GOP senators that Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk is going slow on those issues until he gets the building approved.