Minimum wage could soon go up in Minnesota

Minnesota Senate

KIMT NEWS 3 — Many bills are working through the Minnesota state capitol including one that deals with minimum wage.

Last week, the House approved a bill that would raise minimum wage in three steps until it hit $9.50 an hour in 2015.

Wednesday the Senate approved a bill that would bring the wage up to $7.75 an hour by August of 2015.

Currently Minnesota’s minimum wage is $6.15.

A conference committee for minimum wage has been created to come up with a bill to present to the governor.

Representative Jeanne Poppe was elected to be a part of that group. Negotiators from both sides have until May 20 to find a common ground.

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