Legislative notebook: Senate passes smaller minimum wage bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate voted 39-28 Wednesday to approve a minimum wage far lower than the House and governor favor.
Senators approved raising the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 an hour in two years for large employers, up from the current $6.15. Small businesses could continue to pay $5.25 an hour.
The House has approved a $9.50 wage, in line with Dayton’s wishes.
House and Senate bills would automatically raise the minimum wage based on inflation after 2015.
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