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Training would be a better use of minimum wage money

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While it’s hard not to justify an increase from the $7.25 minimum wage, the Legislature’s decision to increase it by more than 30 percent to $9.50 per hour, especially in Greater Minnesota, is excessive.

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The fact is, the minimum wage increase affects Greater Minnesota far more than the Twin Cities metro area, where starting wages are typically above minimum due to market conditions stemming from a higher cost of living.

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