Tuesday Talk: What’s the right minimum wage for Minnesota?
Next month, Minnesota's legislators will consider multiple minimum wage proposals, ranging from doing nothing to increasing the state minimum wage to $9.50 an hour, or even higher.
Too many Minnesota workers make as little as $5.25, a full two dollars an hour lower than the federally-mandated minimum, because of carve outs in state law. Minnesota is over-due for a raise but what's the right hourly wage? Is it $9.50? Should it be more, even higher than SeaTac, Washington's recent voter-approved $15 per hour minimum?
Tell us what you think Minnesota's minimum wage should be and why.
This morning from 8-9:30am, Ty Moore, a $15 an hour wage proponent, will be available for a discussion on the appropriate minimum wage rate.
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