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Effect of minimum wage increased debated among south Washington County lawmakers

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A minimum wage increase will be a bump for low-earning Minnesota workers, or it will be a bust for the state’s economy.

Those were competing predictions by south Washington County lawmakers who fell on opposite sides of the minimum wage debate. That debate culminated with Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature Monday on a new law that will increase the minimum wage for large employers to $9.50 by 2016.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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