The State House yesterday passed a bill increasing Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016, and indexing it to inflation after that point. The Senate had previously passed it, so the bill has been sent to the Governor for signing, and Governor Dayton is planning to do just that!
Next Monday, April 14, there will be a signing ceremony at the State Capitol. All Minnesotans are invited. The ceremony starts at 2:30pm, in the Capitol Rotunda. A crowd is expected, so you may want to get there early.
The SD64 DFL endorsed a higher minimum wage along the lines of this legislation at our December meeting. This legislation will help lift thousands of Minnesotans out of poverty. We want to thank Governor Dayton for signing this bill, Senator Cohen and Representatives Murphy and Paymar for supporting the bill, and, last but not least, everyone who showed up to rallies, contacted legislators, and worked to make sure that working Minnesotans don’t get left behind.